HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister (photo), met, Tuesday at the Riffa Palace in Manama, the United Kingdom’s Minister of State for the Armed Forces Mr. Mark Francois, and his accompanying delegation.
Prince Salman highlighted the strong bilateral relations, and emphasised Bahrain’s commitment to strengthening security and defence cooperation and coordination with the United Kingdom.
Mr. Francois expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to meet HRH the Crown Prince and reiterated the UK’s commitment to further developing ties with Bahrain.
The meeting was attended by HH Sheikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, son of the Crown Prince, and the Minister of State for Defence Affairs Lt. General Dr. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa.
Meanwhile, the Chief-of-Staff of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Lieutenant-General Sheikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa inspected on Wednesday a BDF unit within the 2014 Combat and Administrative Readiness Evaluation Test.
He got assured about the unit's combat and administrative preparedness and work flow.
He lauded the high morale of the affiliates of all BDF units and their efforts in the safeguard of the national and modern achievements.
He stressed that BDF is proceeding in implementing its developed military plans units.
He further praised the patriotic role played by the affiliates of the BDF and their commendable efforts in assuming their sacred duty, wishing them further success in serving the homeland, under the wise leadership of HRM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander.