Bahrain’s Royal Guard Special Force Commander, Deputy Director of the Bahrain-UAE joint anti-terrorism drill (Jelmoud 3), His Highness Lieutenant Colonel Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa (photo), chaired the meeting of the exercise’s high organizing committee, which was held in the presence of military and security officials.
The meeting convened in preparation for the drill which is set to be held by end of this year to boost joint security and military cooperation to combat terrorism and maintain security, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
HH Lieutenant Colonel Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa affirmed that the joint exercise reflects cooperation within the framework of deep historical ties binding the Kingdom of Bahrain and the UAE. He commended strong bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries thanks to the care and support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, and the UAE President HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
His Highness conveyed to the members of the high organizing committee the greetings of National Security Advisor, Royal Guard Commander, Director of the drill, HH Major General Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa. He praised continuous coordination between the two brotherly countries mainly in the counter-terrorism field.
HH Lieutenant Colonel Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa pointed out that terrorism, in its various forms, is the main threat to security and stability in the world, which makes addressing this danger a priority that requires more cooperation, coordination and training.
During the meeting, the high committee for the preparation of the exercise reviewed the preparatory work and means of military coordination within the framework of promoting cooperation, raising readiness and exchanging field experiences of the participating parties.