His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan visited on Wednesday the Bahraini Royal Guard Command Headquarters.
Upon his arrival, the Crown Prince, accompanied by captain Sheikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, was received by Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander of the Royal Guard, and Colonel Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and a number of senior Royal Guard Officers, Petra news agency reported.
The Crown Prince inspected the Guard of Honor which was lined up for him. In his welcoming speech, Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander of the Royal Guards, praised the historic ties between Jordan and Bahrain, the level of joint cooperation, especially in the military fields, and the role of Jordan in establishing the Bahraini Defense Force (BDF).
Sheikh Nasser said the visit of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al-Hussein Bin Abdullah II to the Royal Guard Command Headquarters reflects the close relations between Bahrain and Jordan.
Sheikh Nasser briefed the Crown Prince on the duties of the Royal Guard, the roles it is carrying out, as well as its strategy for development and modernization.
The Crown Prince also toured the Royal Guards’ Special Force Museum.
Meanwhile, the Jordanian Crown Prince, Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa participated in the implementation of an anti-terrorism drill, alongside a Royal Guard batch, which showed a high level of their preparedness, as well as their high morale and efficiency in achieving targets using different weapons.
Earlier, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain received at Safriyah Palace (BDF), in the presence of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, Jordanian Crown Prince, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
HM the King stressed deep-rooted historic fraternal ties binding both countries and their perpetual growth at all levels. He lauded the efforts of King Abdullah II to boost bilateral relations, praising the honorable stances of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan towards Bahrain. He also commended Jordan’s historical role in defending the interests of the Arab nation and supporting pan-Arab work.
HM the King hailed the role and competence of the Jordanian Arab Army and its substantial contribution since the establishment of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF). He underscored the importance of the Jordanian Crown Prince’s visit to Bahrain in bolstering bilateral relations and cooperation.
HM the King conferred the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance, First Class, on HRH Prince Al-Hussain bin Abdullah II in tribute for his tremendous efforts and contributions.
The Jordanian Crown Prince congratulated HM the King on the 51st anniversary of the establishment of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), expressing heartfelt thanks and gratitude for the medal and the gracious welcome and hospitality.
For his part, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, also received His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan, at Riffa Palace.
During the meeting, HRH the Crown Prince of Jordan received a briefing on the Crown Prince International Scholarship Program, which aims to nurture the minds of Bahrain’s future generations through education.
HH Sheikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa; the Minister-in-attendance, the Minister of Finance and National Economy, HE Sheikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa; and a number of senior officials also attended the meeting.