A ceremony to honor the armed forces of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), attached to the advance command of the Peninsula Shield Force, was held at the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) headquarters in Manama.
Major General Sheikh Ali bin Rashid Al Khalifa, BDF’s Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Human Resources was present at the ceremony.
Officers from the Saudi and Emirati forces were granted first-class field service badges and non-commissioned officers and individuals were awarded second-class field service badges, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The honors were in recognition of their dedicated efforts within the Peninsula Shield Force that consolidate the strong bonds between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
Major General Sheikh Ali conveyed the greetings and congratulations of BDF Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Sheikha Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa to the Saudi and UAE officers.
Meanwhile, Field Marshal Sheikha Khalifa inspected several BDF military units and
hailed the great role of the BDF in protecting the capabilities and achievements of Bahrain thanks to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, and the firm military approach HM supports.
The Commander-in-Chief was briefed on the various phases of development of the units.
He expressed satisfaction with the high levels of preparedness that boost the degrees of combat and administrative readiness.
He also lauded the dedication, competence and efficiency of the staff in implementing modernization plans and carrying out the duties assigned to them in various military action locations.
Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) has become a lofty military force fully ready to face various conditions, protect the Kingdom and help achieve prosperity for its loyal people, BDF Commander-in-Chief added.
For his part, Chief of Staff of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Lieutenant-General Dheyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, chaired the meeting of the National Defense and Security Committee, at the BDF’s General Command.
The committee discussed ways to develop cooperation and strengthen coordination among military and security bodies in the kingdom, as well as consolidate joint military capabilities so as to strengthen the pillars of security and stability and maintain the country’s gains and achievements for the best interests of the nation and the citizens.
Public Security Chief, Lieutenant General Tariq Hassan Al-Hassan, National Guard Staff Director, Major General Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Major General Ghanim Ibrahim Al-Fadhala, Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) Commander, Commodore, Mohammed Yousif Al-Asam, and a number of senior BDF officers attended.