Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received the Commander of the United States Central Command, General Kenneth F. McKenzie (photo), at the BDF General Command.
Defense Affairs Minister, Lieutenant General Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Nuaimi, and Chief-of-Staff, Lieutenant General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, were present.
The Commander-in-Chief lauded the deep-rooted Bahrain-US relations, and their steady progress at all levels, especially in the military and defense fields, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
For his part, the Deputy King of Bahrain, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, separately received the Commander of the United States Central Command, General Kenneth F. McKenzie, at Riffa Palace in Manama.
During the meeting, His Royal Highness highlighted that continued defense coordination and collaboration represents a cornerstone of the strategic partnership between Bahrain and the United States.
His Royal Highness noted the role of the US in promoting international peace and stability, and reiterated Bahrain’s commitment to work with allies such as the US to further strengthen bilateral relations and safeguard regional security.
The Minister of Finance and National Economy, HE Sheikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, and Bahrain Defense Force Chief-of-Staff, HE Lieutenant General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, were also in attendance
The BDF Commander-in-Chief also received the outgoing Tunisian Ambassador to Bahrain Salim Gharyani and thanked him for his efforts that contributed to boosting cooperation between the two countries. He wished the Ambassador success in his next mission.
Bahrain’s Deputy Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, also received the outgoing Tunisian Ambassador to Bahrain Salim Ghariani.
The meeting reviewed the fraternal relations between the Kingdom and Tunisia and their shared keenness to enhance areas of cooperation.
The Deputy Prime Minister praised the Ambassador’s efforts, wishing him success in his new duties in serving his country.
The Ambassador further expressed his appreciation of the cooperation he received from all officials in Bahrain, praised the Kingdom’s development and wished it further progress under its leadership.