Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, paid a visit to the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF)’s General Headquarters, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Upon arrival, HM the King was welcomed by the BDF Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, Royal Guard Commander Brigadier Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and senior officers.
During the visit, the results of last year’s training plans and the success they achieved were discussed.
Preparations for the coming period and the training and development programs aiming to outfit the BDF with cutting edge military systems and boost the capabilities of its personnel by providing them with high level training and military sciences were also reviewed.
The King praised BDF affiliates’ outstanding capabilities in dealing with advanced training systems, which, he said, will enable them to perform their sacred patriotic duty to the fullest to protect the homeland and its national unity, as well as continue coordinating and cooperating with brotherly and friendly counties for sake of Good and peace.
He also valued highly the patriotic efforts exerted by the BDF personnel bravely and efficiently, wishing them further success.
Meanwhile, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received cables from the Defense Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Yussef bin Ahmed bin Hussain Al-Jalahma, the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the National Guard Commander, Lieutenant-General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, and the President of the National Security Agency (NSA), Sheikh Talal bin Mohammed Al Khalifa.
All four congratulated HM King Hamad on the unprecedented achievement made by the Representative of HM the King for Charity Works and Youth and Sports Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee and Captain of Bahrain Endurance Team, Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who won the third place globally and the first in the Arab world at the World Endurance Championship in Slovakia.