Bahrain’s Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa received Sunday (photo) the newly appointed Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), General Michael Erik Kurilla.
The Chief of Staff of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Lieutenant-General Theyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, was present.
The Commander-in-Chief praised the close cooperation between Bahrain and the US, noting the development witnessed at all levels.
He further expressed his wishes for the continuation of coordinating in various affairs, especially in the military field, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
For his part, Bahrain’s Deputy King, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, also received the newly appointed Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), General Michael Erik Kurilla, at Riffa Palace.
His Royal Highness highlighted the depth of relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States of America, and the importance of advancing cooperation and joint coordination across all levels.
His Royal Highness noted the importance of further developing Bahrain-US military and defense ties to benefit regional security, stability, and peace.
His Royal Highness congratulated General Kurilla on his appointment and wished him success in carrying out his duties.
The latest regional and international developments and issues of common interest were also discussed.
The Chairman of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club High Committee, HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Minister of Finance and National Economy, HE Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, and the Bahrain Defense Force’s Chief of Staff, HE Lieutenant-General Theyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, also attended the meeting.