22 Jan 2019

Egyptian Warships, Fighter Jets Arrive in Bahrain for Joint Drill

Al Defaiya
Egyptian Warships, Fighter Jets Arrive in Bahrain
A number of warships and fighter aircraft belonging to the Egyptian Armed Forces have arrived in Bahrain to take part in the joint exercise ‘Hamad -3’.

The joint military drill aims to further consolidate strong historic and fraternal relations binding the two brotherly countries and peoples, led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

The drill will be held within the framework of joint military cooperation, aiming to strengthen outstanding historic and fraternal ties and deepen brotherly relations binding Arab countries, towards bolstering collective pan-Arab action.

Meanwhile, His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, President of Royal Bahrain National Guard, received  Sunday Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mahmoud Abbasi and his accompanying delegation, in presence of National Guard Staff Director Major-General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa, and Ambassador of Pakistan to Bahrain, Afzal Mahmoud.

HH General Sheikh Mohammed praised the close friendship and cooperation in various fields, and commended the high readiness and proficiency of the Pakistani Navy as part of the Pakistani defense systems.

The two sides discussed topics of shared interest within the bilateral cooperation and exchange of expertise between the National Guard and the Pakistani Navy.

They also exchanged mementos on this occasion.