Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received here today the Commander of US Naval Forces, US Central Command, and US Fifth Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral James Malloy.

The commander-in-chief lauded the deep-rooted friendship relations between the two countries, as well as ways to enhance them through unifying efforts, cooperation and coordination at various levels.

He pointed out that the military coordination and defence cooperation between the BDF and the US armed forces would continue in order to achieve the interests of the two friendly countries, and address the challenges, dangers and threats facing the Arabian Gulf region, stressing the need to intensify joint military and defence efforts to achieve security and stability across the region.

Issues of mutual interest were also discussed.