Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) received in Manama Tuesday, in the presence of the BDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, the Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, and Commander of the U.S. 5th Fleet, Vice Admiral Kevin M. Donegan.
The Commander-in-Chief reviewed with Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan and his accompanying delegation the Bahrain-US friendship relations, and ways to bolster bilateral cooperation in various fields, particularly regarding military coordination and defense cooperation.
Issues of common interest were discussed, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
Director of the BDF General Command’s Court, Major-General Hassan Mohammed Saad, and Director of Military Cooperation, Rear Admiral Mohammed Abdulla Al-Sada, the US Ambassador to Bahrain, William Roebuck, and the US Military Attaché to Bahrain, Colonel Steven Vincent, were present.
In another development, and under the Patronage of Bahrain’s Chief of Public Security, Major-General Tariq Al Hassan, the Coast Guard started the second maritime safety exercise at the Muharraq base.
The event, which started on Monday and ended on Wednesday, associated personnel from the Coast Guard, Royal Bahrain Naval Force, Police Aviation, General Directorate of Civil Defense, General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science, Executive office of the National Disaster Management Committee and Health and Social Affairs Directorate.
Coast Guard Commander, Brigadier Alaa Siyadi lauded the efforts of the organizing committee of the exercise that aims to enhance the competency of participants. The exercise is part of the recommendations of the 14th coordination meeting that was held on July 18 between the Coast Guard and Bahrain Naval Force to enhance coordination between concerned authorities.