Commander Combined Task Force 151 strengthens ties with Bahrain Defence Force

Commander Combined Task Force 151 (CCTF151) Commodore Asif Hameed Siddique discussed mutual operability with the Bahrain Defence Forces on 26th April 2015. During his visit, CCTF-151 met Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force Brigadier General Khalifa Bin Abdullah Khalifa and Coast Guard Commander Brigadier Ala’a Abdullah Siyadi.

 

Commander CTF 151 Commodore Asif Hameed met with Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander in Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force

Commander CTF 151 Commodore Asif Hameed met with Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander in Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force

During his visit, the Commodore highlighted the role and efforts being put in by CTF-151 in curbing piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia. He also highlighted the achievements that Combined Maritime Forces and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to which Bahrain belongs have together acquired in support of international maritime security and counter terrorism patrols in the Gulf, Arabian Sea and Red Sea.

Commodore Asif Hameed and Brigadier General Khalifa Bin Abdullah Khalifa, Commander of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force, exchanged official gifts as a sign of friendship between CMF and the Royal Bahrain Naval Force

Commodore Asif Hameed and Brigadier General Khalifa Bin Abdullah Khalifa, Commander of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force, exchanged official gifts as a sign of friendship between CMF and the Royal Bahrain Naval Force

Commodore Asif Hameed also met with Brigadier General Khalifa Bin Abdullah Khalifa, Commander of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force and Coast Guard Commander Brigadier Ala’a Abdullah Siyadi. CCTF-151 stressed the need for close working relations between Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in order to support various Maritime Security Operations in the region.

Commander of CTF 151 met Brigadier General Alaa Abdullah Siyadi Commander Coast Guard

Commander of CTF 151 met Brigadier General Alaa Abdullah Siyadi Commander Coast Guard

CTF 151 exists in order to deter and disrupt piracy, protecting maritime vessels and securing freedom of navigation for the benefit of all. In conjunction with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the European Union Naval Forces (EUNAVFOR), CTF 151 helps to patrol the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) and recommends best practice methods for the avoidance of piracy to merchant shipping.

The visit enhanced the existing bond of friendship between CMF and BDF. Commodore Asif Hameed appreciated the friendliness and the warmth of their host. He added that CMF looks forward to continuing to work together.

About Combined Maritime Forces

CMF is a unique multi-national collective of like-minded nations, dedicated to promoting security and free flow of commerce across 3.2 million square miles of international waters in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf. CMF’s main focus areas are disrupting terrorism, preventing piracy, reducing illegal activities, and promoting a safe maritime environment for all.
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