Bahrain Stresses its Commitment in Securing Maritime Navigation in Region

Monday, 19 August, 2019 - 05:00
Asharq Al-Awsat

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa confirmed on Sunday the Kingdom's participation in the joint effort to preserve the safety of international maritime navigation and secure international corridors for trade and energy in the region.

He received at Al-Safriya Palace Commander of the US Central Command General Kenneth McKenzie, hailing the strong strategic relations and decades-long partnership binding Manama and Washington based on mutual confidence, respect and joint coordination.

He commended steadily-growing military and defense cooperation to achieve mutual goals and aspirations, praised the pivotal role of the US Administration, in cooperation with allied and friendly countries, to maintain regional stability and consolidate international security and peace.

He underlined Bahrain’s appreciation of the US role in supporting regional security and stability and counter threats facing them, said the Bahrain news agency (BNA).

For his part, McKenzie expressed appreciation to King Hamad for his efforts to strengthen strong historic relations of friendship and consolidate joint military cooperation with the US.

He commended Manama’s vital role and contribution to serving regional and international peace and stability.

King Hamad and McKenzie also discussed various regional and international developments.

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