His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain received Monday at the General Command headquarters Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, the Chief of the Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force, who conveyed to him the greetings of Pakistani President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan as well as their best wishes of more growth and prosperity to Bahrain and its people.
HM the King asked him to convey his greetings to the Pakistani President and Premier as well as his best wishes of more development and prosperity to Pakistan and its people. He stressed Bahrain’s appreciation of strong and growing relations of friendship and cooperation between both countries, mainly in the defense and military field. He lauded the advanced level of cooperation between both countries, voicing the kingdom’s keenness on boosting it for the best interest of the two brotherly countries. He affirmed that such visits reflect mutual keenness to bolster bilateral coordination to serve common goals and aspirations.
HM the King praised the fruitful results of the official visit paid by the Pakistani Premier to the Kingdom of Bahrain last month which further consolidated bilateral partnership, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
The Pakistani Chief of the Air Staff praised the key role of HM the King in boosting relations between both countries, mainly in the defense and military field, stressing constant keenness to promote bilateral cooperation to serve common interests and aspirations.
For his part, Bahrain’s National Guard Commander, Lieutenant General His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, also received the visiting Pakistani Air Force Chief of Staff.
National Guard Staff Director, Major General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa, and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Bahrain, Afzaal Mahmood, were present.
They discussed a number of issues of common concern, reviewing many aspects of cooperation between the two sides.
National Guard Commander praised the distinguished relations between Bahrain and Pakistan, and the development it has reached in all fields, especially in the military sector, which aims to enhance efficiency and readiness on both sides.
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Awar Khan affirmed that the cooperation between the Pakistani army and the National Guard has reached advanced stages, confirming the aspiration of the Pakistani army to enhance this cooperation, as it would be in the interest of the two countries.
In another development, HM King Hamad also paid a visit to the General Command of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) on Monday.
Upon arrival, HM the King was welcomed by the BDF Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, and Minister of Defense Affairs, Lieutenant General Abdulla bin Hassan Al Nuaimi.
HM King Hamad was accompanied by National Security Advisor and Royal Guard Commander, Major-General HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
While receiving a briefing about the BDF’s development plans, HM the King expressed pride in the BDF and its brave personnel, stressing that BDF affiliates enjoy his great appreciation, and are always a source of pride for Bahrain and its people.
HM King Hamad extended thanks to all BDF personnel for their patriotic efforts of safeguarding the gains and achievements of Bahrain and its people, as well as for their constant vigilance and readiness to carry out their duties, in light of the rapidly unfolding developments in the region.
HM the King affirmed that Bahrain always hopes that security and peace prevail in the region and the entire world.
HM the King, the Supreme Commander, wished all BDF servicemen continuous success in carrying out their noble duties.