Manama: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday visited a UAE military unit based in Bahrain as part of the Peninsula Shield Force.
Upon his arrival, Shaikh Mohammad was greeted by Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Major General Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Chief of Staff of BDF, and Lieutenant General Hamad Mohammad Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces.
Shaikh Mohammad listened to a military briefing on a number of topics and duties carried out by the Peninsula Shield Force.
Shaikh Mohammad spoke to a number of officers, and praised their courage and military expertise in carrying out their national duty in a very efficient manner. “Bahrain is a brotherly GCC country, and its king, government, and people are our brothers and very dear to us,” said Shaikh Mohammad as he addressed the officers.
He wished them success in their duties for their nation, and Arab and GCC countries, as well as in their service for peace and stability for their countries, people, region, and the world.
Later, Shaikh Mohammad was gifted a picture of himself with Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa that was taken in 1973 during one of Shaikh Mohammad’s visits to Bahrain.