His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister, received Tuesday the Commander of the US Naval Forces Central Command, Commander of the United States Fifth Fleet, and Commander of Combined Maritime Forces, Vice Admiral Charles B. Cooper II, at Gudaibiya Palace.
During the meeting, His Royal Highness was introduced to the organizers and participants of the Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Flag Course 22-3C, which is held in the Kingdom of Bahrain from 14-18 August. The course is organized by the US Naval War College, involving participants from across 11 ally countries, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
HRH the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister welcomed the Vice Admiral, the organizers and participants of the course to the Kingdom and emphasized the importance of joint military training and courses that bolster military cooperation between allies to achieve regional security and stability.
His Royal Highness highlighted the depth of the strategic relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States of America, noting the Kingdom’s commitment to further strengthening bilateral cooperation, particularly in the military and defense fields.
During the meeting, a number of issues of common interest and the latest regional and international developments were discussed.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Isa bin Salman Charity Educational Endowment, His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Minister of Interior, HE General Shaikh Rashed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, HE Hamad bin Faisal Al Malki, and the Chief of Staff of the Bahrain Defense Force, Lieutenant-General Theyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, also attended the meeting.