The King of Bahrain Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa confirmed “the continuity and sustainability of performing the daunting responsibilities by GCC and friendly countries' Armed Forces represented in joint Naval Force with the leadership of the Fifth Fleet of the United States Navy which is positioned in Bahrain and our Arabian Gulf.”
“The duties of all our Armed Forces are guaranteeing oil flow to the world and seeking stability and peace in addition to activating and encouraging free-trade between our region and the world as well as combating terrorism and piracy and preventing the spread of mass destruction weapons,” King of Bahrain added in the graduation ceremony of the Fifth Joint Command and Staff session.
“These duties are fully performed and we express our thanks for the leaderships of the brotherly and friendly armed forces for that. We appreciate their tremendous efforts and care for the world's vital interests in service for development and prosperity,” he continued.
The Fifth Fleet of the United States Navy is responsible for Naval Forces in the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and coast off East Africa as far south as Kenya. It shares a commander and headquarters with U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Its headquarters are in Bahrain located in Manama since 1947.
The King of Bahrain decided to establish a higher college for comprehensive defense studies called National Defense College as to reinforce the principles of national security for Officers, Diplomats and state Officials.
Source: Zajil Press