Bahrain’s Royal Guard Commander, Major General HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has expressed his support for the second edition of the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC 2019).
HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad, who is the Chairman of High Organising Committee of BIDEC 2019, expressed pride in the Kingdom’s hosting of the most integrated defence exhibition and conference in the region, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
The Royal Guard Commander also expressed special pride in US Lockheed Martin Corporation’s continuous partnership and cooperation with Bahrain as the main sponsor of BIDEC 2019, noting that this is the result of the outstanding success of the first edition, also hosted by the kingdom in 2017.
He stressed keenness to make BIDEC a major international event in the field of military industry.
BIDEC 2019 will be held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander. It will also be supported by the Royal Guard Commander, Major-General HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
The major military event will also be supported by the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), represented by its units and sections, including the Royal Guard, the Royal Bahraini Air Force and the Royal Bahrain Naval Force, in addition to the National Guard, the Ministry of Information Affairs, the Bahrain Centre for Strategic and International Studies and Energy (Derasat) and the relevant ministries and government departments.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, the global leader in the field of aviation, defence, security and advanced technology, affirmed its Gold sponsorship of BIDEC, Bahrain’s only tri-service defence expo - covering air, land and sea, as part of its constant support for the kingdom.
Lockheed Martin’s Chief Executive in the Middle East, Robert Harward, expressed the company’s pride in its 40-year-old fruitful partnership with Bahrain, noting that BIDEC 2019 would provide a perfect platform for Lockheed Martin to meet its partners in Bahrain and the region and discuss with them the best ways to consolidate regional security and build stronger relations for decades to come.