Manama, 9 January 2024 (TDI): Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir is on an official two-day visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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General Asim, during his visit, engaged in key meetings with Bahraini officials, including His Majesty The King, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Field Marshal Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa (Commander of Bahrain Defense Forces), and Gen Shaikh Mohammad bin Isa Al Khalifa (Commander of Bahrain National Guard).
They deliberate on subjects of mutual interest, encompassing the realm of bilateral military and security cooperation.
During the meeting, officials applauded the Pakistan Army’s achievements in the fight against terrorism and continued efforts for regional peace and stability.
Counter Terrorism Training
At the commemoration of the 27th Raising Day of the Bahrain National Guard, the COAS was warmly greeted and accorded a Guard of Honor.
During the event, he also witnessed a demonstration highlighting counter-terrorism training exercises, further strengthening the bonds of cooperation.
Commander Bahrain National Guard offered his gratitude and appreciation to the Pakistan Army for providing highly professional training to the Bahrain National Guard in the military and counter-terrorism domains.
In a moment of honor, the King of Bahrain awarded the Military Medal Order of Bahrain First Class to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS). It was given in acknowledgment of the COAS’s noteworthy efforts and contributions that have significantly strengthened the diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Pakistan.
Pakistan-Bahrain Defense Ties
Pakistan and the Kingdom of Bahrain not only have cordial ties on the basis of Islamic brotherhood and solidarity, but they also have unshakable defense ties.
On account of the Arab Spring, when demonstrations against the Bahraini government escalated, the Pakistani Army provided its soldiers for the crackdown on protests.
Pakistan had reportedly helped Bahrain set up its naval forces, and 18 percent of the Gulf state’s air force consists of Pakistani personnel. It is estimated that almost 10,000 Pakistanis are serving in the security services of Bahrain.