Washington, June 9 (BNA): The Minister of Interior, Major General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, met, within the framework of his current visit to the United States, the Principal Deputy Director of US National Intelligence, Dr. Stacy Dixon.
The Bahraini Ambassador to the United States, Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa, and the delegation accompanying the Minister of Interior attended.
The Principal Deputy Director of US National Intelligence welcomed the visit of the US Secretary of the Interior, highlighting its importance in further developing long-term relations between the two countries and expanding ways of cooperation.
The Minister of Interior affirmed the keenness of the Kingdom of Bahrain to create an environment conducive to peaceful coexistence and to promote peace in line with the vision of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. He praised the vital and strategic relations between Bahrain and the United States, citing their joint efforts to promote regional stability, international security and peace.
He pointed out the importance of developing mechanisms for exchanging experiences as a basis for enhancing cooperation and addressing challenges in a way that serves the interests of the two friendly countries.
The two sides reviewed various strategic issues, security challenges, and the necessary enhancement of security cooperation and coordination to address them efficiently.
In the same context, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a high-ranking and influential research institution in decision-making in the United States, organized a panel discussion with the Minister of Interior, Major General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa.
The event was held on the sidelines of the minister’s visit to the United States, and focused on security cooperation between the two countries.
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States, Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa, and the accompanying delegation attended.
The Executive Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Robert Satloff, welcomed the Minister of the Interior, noting the importance of the visit in strengthening relations between the two countries.
After that, the Minister of Interior praised the strategic partnership between Bahrain and the United States, as well as the development of cooperation and exchange of experiences between them to improve the capabilities of the security services in dealing with developments in organized and transnational crime.
He reviewed ways to exchange experiences and information and take appropriate measures to confront various security threats within the framework of joint efforts to enhance regional stability and protect international peace and security, indicating that among the security challenges is combating and containing organized crime, drones and electronic attacks.
He stressed the importance of benefiting from modern technology, cooperation and exchange of experiences and information to enhance security and stability.
The discussion session dealt with various security issues and efforts to maintain regional security.