Bahrain & UK sign Defense Cooperation Agreement
On October 11, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa attended the signing ceremony of a defense cooperation agreement by Bahrain’s Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa and Secretary of State for Defense Philip Hammond. HRH the Crown Prince welcomed the signing of the agreement that took place at the British Defense Ministry HQ as it will expand bilateral military and defense cooperation. He underscored the pivotal role played by the UK in consolidating security in the Gulf region.
The agreement will further consolidate military cooperation between Bahrain and the UK in maintaining security and stability in Bahrain and the region, in addition to providing backing for Bahrain to stave off any external aggression threatening its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Under the deal, the two sides pledge to promote cooperation in all fields, including exchanging intelligence and visits, training, education, scientific and technical cooperation and joint training.