Bahrain’s Coast Guard Commander, Major-General Alaa Siyadi, met in Manama Friday Commander of the US Naval Forces Central Command, US 5th Fleet, and Combined Maritime Forces, Vice Admiral Charles Bradford Cooper.
The meeting took place during his visit to the Naval Support Activity of the US Naval Forces Central Command. He said that visit was part of joint cooperation between the two sides to ensure regional maritime security, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
They reviewed cooperation and coordination between Bahrain and the United State. The Coast Guard Commander was briefed on the latest maritime security and safety equipment and technologies.
For his part, Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa also received Wednesday (photo) the visiting Commander of United States Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and Commander of United States Fifth Fleet (C5F).
The Commander-in-Chief praised the relations and cooperation between Bahrain and the US and their development on the military level.
Earlier, Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, paid Tuesday an inspection visit to a Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) unit.
He was briefed on the progress of development and modernisation work in the unit.
The Commander-in-Chief affirmed that the BDF is witnessing development in military and defence capabilities with the latest military systems and the best modern technologies thanks to the keenness and directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, to devote all possibilities to upgrade its land, air and sea weapons at all levels.
He praised the BDF’s dedicated efforts in carrying out their military tasks and urged its personnel to continue developing their military efficiency and performance, wishing them further success in their national duties.