His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Supreme Commander and President of the Supreme Defense Council (SDC), chaired the meeting of the SDC, attended by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister, at the Al-Sakhir Palace in Manama Wednesday.
HM the King expressed pride in the dedicated and commendable efforts exerted by HRH Crown Prince and Prime Minister, citing HRH’s distinguished leadership of Team Bahrain’s efforts to combat the novel Coronavirus pandemic, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
HM King Hamad affirmed that the successes of Team Bahrain, attained thanks to their professionalism, well-thought-out plans and tireless efforts, have resulted in a sharp drop in the number of daily active cases and an increase in the number of recoveries, reflecting the great role played by medical and health competencies, as well as all frontliners, allied entities and volunteers.
HM the King also lauded the praise of the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, during his visit to the kingdom, of Bahrain’s distinguished initiatives, measures and outstanding success in dealing with the pandemic, in addition to his call to document Bahrain’s experience in fighting the pandemic in order to take advantage of it at the international level.
HM King Hamad added that Bahrain’s landmark achievements will remain engraved in the national memory, as they reflect the spirit of challenge and authentic awareness of the people of Bahrain, stressing that Bahrainis will continue working together to advance their comprehensive development process with determination towards a better present and a brighter future for the coming generations.
The Supreme Defense Council followed with interest the ongoing developments in sisterly Tunisia, wishing Tunisia and its dear people success in achieving security, stability and growth, under the leadership of President Kais Saied.
The Council also discussed ways to develop the technological performance across various fields to enhance the nation’s progress.
HM the King, the Supreme Commander, lauded the tremendous and fruitful efforts made by the Bahrain Defense Force, the Interior Minister and the National Guard, praising their constant keenness to undertake their tasks with courage and relenting determination in order to protect the cherished nation and defend its gains.
National Security Adviser and Secretary-General of the Supreme Defense Council, Major-General His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, briefed the Council on ways to boost defense, security and health capabilities.
The Council also discussed the topics on its agenda, and took the necessary decisions regarding them for the sake of the security of the nation, the citizens and residents.