Chief of Staff of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Lieutenant General Dhiab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, received, last week, a delegation from the UAE National Defense College (NDC), led by UAE Brigadier General Mohammed Saeed Ghafan Al Jabri.
The Chief of Staff praised the bilateral relations and the bonds between the two countries, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
For his part, Bahrain’s Public Security Deputy Chief Major-General Dr. Shaikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Khalifa also received Friday the visiting delegation from the NDC.
The Public Security Deputy Chief welcomed the UAE delegation, hailing joint cooperation, security coordination to exchange expertise within strong historic relations binding the Kingdom of Bahrain and the UAE. He highlighted the modernization strategy, which was launched by the Minister of Interior, to further develop security performance and police professionalism through training and the use of cutting-edge technology.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed joint security cooperation. A film shedding light on the Ministry’s advanced security services and achievements was also shown.
The National Defense College (NDC) was created, pursuant to Federal Law Decree No. (1) of 2012, to establish in the UAE capital a leading graduate institute for Strategic and Security Studies.
NDC, through its Strategic Security Studies Program, prepares future leaders of the highest caliber. The program fosters in students the intellectual breadth, global perspective and critical reflection that is needed to prepare them to identify and assess challenges to national, regional and international security and skillfully manage and employ state resources in the national interest.
Graduates emerge with an enhanced ability to assess complex situations, challenge assumptions, identify pertinent contextual factors, formulate and consider a variety of strategic approaches, conceptualize the strategic implications of those actions, and calculate the costs, risks, and consequences of such strategic choices.
Meanwhile, The Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) held a graduation ceremony for new recruits Thursday. The ceremony included a summary on the course and the stages of training, including theoretical materials and practical applications.
Human Resources Chief of Staff Assistant Major General Shaikh Ali bin Rashid Al Khalifa handed over awards and certificates of appreciation to the outstanding students in the course.
The graduates took the official oath after performing a military parade.
In another development, Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa paid an inspection visit to BDF units Friday.
The Commander-in-Chief affirmed the Kingdom’s continuous progress thanks to the vision of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, who has been the greatest source of motivation and inspiration for the development of BDF.
He said that BDF is continuing its effort to advance its units to high-standards in military field. He further called on everyone to continue strengthening their approach and wished them success in fulfilling their patriotic duties.
Lastly, the Commander-in-Chief received United States Military Attaché Colonel Christopher Floyd.
He praised the distinguished relations between Bahrain and the US and reviewed with Colonel Floyd ways to strengthen them in various fields, especially military coordination and cooperation.