His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received during his visit to last week’s Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS 2018), at Sakhir Air Base, members of the Organizing Military Committee led by Sakhir Air Base Commander Air Vice-Marshal Mohammed Bahussain Al-Mesallam, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
HM the King congratulated the committee members on success of BIAS 2018, thanking them on the outstanding organization of the exhibition and the provision of all facilities for the participants. He also praised the efforts made to ensure success of the event which reflect keenness of the Bahraini people to build on previous achievements and bring about new ones.
HM King Hamad lauded large participation of brotherly and friendly countries as well as major international companies in civil and military aviation, wishing all constant success in the next exhibitions.
HM King Hamad also received the United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF)’s Al Fursan (The Knights) team, and the solo display pilots of aircraft Mirage and F- 16, who greeted HM the King marking their participation in BIAS 2018.
He welcomed the distinguished elite of UAE “Air Falcons”, lauding their continuous participation in BIAS since its launch.
He further stressed that the UAE’s participation reflects the deep-rooted solid relations between the two countries and their brotherly peoples.
HM King Hamad praised the various air shows carried out by the UAE’s Al-Fursan team, noting that their shows, which were admired and praised by all BIAS attendees and visitors, reflect their high level of efficiency, accuracy and skill.
Members of the UAEAF’s Al-Fursan team expressed their happiness at meeting HM King Hamad and participating in BIAS 2018, which, they said, reflects the love, appreciation and support of UAE leadership, government and people towards the Kingdom and its people, under the leadership of HM the King.