(Manama) – His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, paid a visit to the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF)’s General Command.
HM the King was welcomed, upon arrival, by the BDF Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, and a number of senior officers.
HM the King lauded the tremendous efforts exerted by Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to serve pilgrims and enable them to perform Haj rituals easily and comfortably.
HM King Hamad praised the continuous development of the Haj season thanks to the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his government to harness all potentials to serve pilgrims, praying to Allah the Almighty to bless pilgrims with heavenly rewards.
HM the King expressed appreciation of and pride in the BDF’s brave servicemen, whom he described as the protective shield of the nation, as well as its achievements, civilisational march and national unity, valuing highly the BDF personnel’s bravery, determination and discipline while carrying out their patriotic duties in Bahrain and abroad.
HM King Hamad was briefed about the BDF’s training plans for the next season, as well as about the outstanding results of its training programmes during the previous season.
HM the King appreciated the BDF’s dedication in performing their patriotic duties, wishing the BDF servicemen every success.