On behalf of Bahrain’s National Guard Commander General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, the National Guard Staff Director Major-General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa attended the conclusion the Joint Commands Drill (Taawun4).
The drill aimed at protecting the oil installations between Bahrain National Guard and its Kuwaiti counterpart, in the presence of Kuwait National Guard’s Undersecretary, Lt-General Hashim Abdulrazzaq Al Refai.
Sheikh Abdulaziz pointed out that the exercise of “Taawun” is very important as it increases the level of readiness and security vigilance in the protection of oil installations, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
He stressed that this drill reflects the depth of military cooperation between the two branches of the National Guard in the Kingdom and Kuwait, and the advanced level of experiences exchange between the two military systems.
Al Refai stressed that the joint military action between Kuwait National Guard and its Bahraini counterpart comes in implementation of protocols of cooperation signed by the two sides, reflecting the depth relations between the two countries.
Meanwhile, the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, paid inspection visits to a number of BDF sections and units.
He was informed about their training programs, as well as combat preparedness and administrative readiness.
Thanks to the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, the BDF is making steadfast strides towards achieving sustainable military development, the Commander-in-Chief said, noting that the BDF is constantly being developed in the various scientific and practical fields, and affirming that the BDF personnel are following in the footsteps of its pioneers who made valuable sacrifices while defending the kingdom and its capabilities and achievements.
The Commander-in-Chief expressed deep pride in the BDF servicemen, praising the effective role they are playing to ensure the BDF’s constant preparedness and distinction.
Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed pointed out that the BDF is implementing its various military programs and projects in order to cope with the remarkable progress it is witnessing in the combat and administrative levels, calling on everyone to continue exerting dedicated efforts to defend the religion and the nation, and champion the Right.
Earlier, the Bahraini-British Military Committee meeting held at the UK Defense Ministry’s headquarters in London, and was concluded on Wednesday.
The Bahrain’s delegation was headed by Defense Affairs Minister Lieutenant General Abdullah bin Hassan Al Nuaimi, while the British side was headed by Major General Giles Hill, Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Military Cooperation.