The anti-terror drill, “Cooperation II”, carried out by the Bahraini and Kuwaiti National Guards concluded in Manama Thursday, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Bahrain’s National Guard Commander Lieutenant-General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa and the Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti National Guard Lieutenant General Hashim Al-Rifai were present.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa welcomed the affiliates of the Kuwaiti National Guard, and lauded their cooperation throughout the stages of drill, which, he said, reflects the depth of the long-standing bilateral relations.
He also lauded the bilateral military cooperation, exchange of visits and expertise, expressing sincere thanks to the Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti National Guard Lieutenant General Hashim Al-Rifai for his directives to harness all potentials to ensure the success of joint drill.
Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti National Guard Lieutenant General Hashim Al-Rifai said the training had achieved its goals in combating terrorism and underlined the importance of joint defense operations, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
The drill included shooting training with live ammunition on various targets, rescuing hostages, coastline protection operations, response to terrorist threats, security and military drills, and reconnaissance operations, he said, praising the level of readiness and performance of all units and personnel in Bahraini and Kuwaiti National Guards.
He stressed the importance of similar joint training drills that help increase experience.
Meanwhile, Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa inspected a number of military units and was briefed about their workflow and combat readiness on Thursday.
He commended BDF armament strides and modernized training procedures. He reiterated firm resolve to continue efforts to upgrade the BDF armament, enhance combat readiness and provide modern facilities.
Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa also received Thursday Bahrain’s Royal Guard Commander Brigadier Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa welcomed him, lauding his unrelenting efforts to bring about more administrative and combat development for the Royal Guard.