Information Affairs Minister, Bahrain Institute for
Political Development (BIPD) Board of Trustees’ Chairman, Ali bin
Mohammed Al‑Romaihi, hailed the crucial role of Bahrain Defence Force
(BDF) in defending national security and stability and protecting development
In a statement marking the 50th BDF anniversary, he described Bahrain
Defence Force as an essential partner in maintaining Gulf and Arab national
security, defending legitimacy and serving humanity. He congratulated His
Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, His Royal
Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal
Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy
Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier and all the people of Bahrain
on this milestone.
He extended deepest thanks and appreciation to the BDF
Commander‑in‑chief Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al‑Khalifa and
all the BDF affiliates for their sacrifices in defending the homeland’s security,
sovereignty and territorial integrity for all peoples to live in serenity and stave
off regional and international threats.
He lauded the BDF landmark strides since its establishment five decades
ago, at the wise and farsighted initiative of HM the King, hailing its military,
technical and administrative readiness, combat spirit, competence and
discipline and advanced weaponry.
He paid tribute to the wise leadership for its support and directives, hailing
the Bahrain Defence Force as a source of national pride, fortified fortress,
symbol of unity and national integrity as well as an active partner in the
sustainable economic and social development march.
The minister lauded the BDF active participation and honorable stances in
strengthening collective Gulf and Arab security, protecting regional and
international security and stability. He hailed the BDF dedicated role as part
of the Arabian Peninsula Shield during the war to liberate Kuwait as well as
the Saudi‑led Arab Alliance in support of legitimacy in Yemen and the Islamic
Alliance for combating terrorism.
“The sacrifices of our brave soldiers will always remain engraved in all
citizens’ hearts and memories, being a source of national pride”, he said,
paying tribute to HM the King for dedicating the 17th of December as
Bahraini Martyrs’ Day, as a token of gratitude for the affiliates of the BDF, the
Ministry of Interior and the National Guard, who fell in the line of duty,
sacrificing their lives for the sake of nation.
“The BDF sends a noble and renewed message, on this historic day to all
citizens and the world”, he said, hailing HM the King’s directives to instill the
values of citizenship, respect of national fundamentals and belonging to the
homeland, self‑sacrifice for the sake of the nation among advanced and