In the presence of Bahrain’s Royal Guard Special Force Commander, Major Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the joint counter-terrorism drill, “Decisiveness 1”, held at the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), concluded in Manama Wednesday, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The Royal Guard, the Royal Guard Special Force, the Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RNBF), the National Guard and the Interior Ministry participated in the joint exercise, the first of its kind event to be held by the security authorities concerned with combating terrorism, including five entities from three Ministries.
A statement on the joint drill’s phases and training programs was made, and a film on its exercises aimed at rehabilitating and enhancing the competence of the participants was screened.
Then, Major Khalid presented the participants with certificates, and lauded their outstanding level and high competence.
He asserted that continuous training that brings national competencies and experts from countries that are developed in the field of counter-terrorism together will enable the participants to reach the highest professional levels through training on day and night techniques in various fields and under various circumstances.
He also said that the joint drill aims to unify counter-terrorism methods and agree on solutions to ensure efficiency, accuracy and professionalism while conducting anti-terror operations, which, he explained, will consolidate professionalism in combating terrorism at the national level.
Sheikh Khalid lauded the distinguished level of the joint exercise which, he said, enjoys all kinds of support, given its importance in training and rehabilitating the military personnel on efficient counter-terrorism methods.
The Royal Guard Special Force Commander expressed thanks and appreciation to all the participants in the joint drill for the major role they had played throughout it.
He also thanked the drill officials, including officers, non-commissioned officers and trainers, wishing them further success.
In the meantime, Bahrain’s Defense Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Yussef bin Ahmed Al-Jalahma, has received the outgoing Sudanese Ambassador to Bahrain, Abdulrahman Afendi.
The Minister praised the efforts exerted by the envoy throughout his tenure to develop the solid brotherly Bahraini-Sudanese relations.
He wished him every success in his future diplomatic assignments.