HH Lieutenant-Colonel Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander of the Royal Guard and President of the High Organising Committee of the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC), praised the enormous efforts made by the members of Derasat to make the first edition of BIDEC a huge success. This came during his reception to HE Dr Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Undersecretary for International Affairs, President of Derasat and members of the organisation, where HH thanked them for their efforts to maintain Bahrain’s leading rank in hosting unique events and conferences specialised in the security and military fields.
HH Lieutenant-Colonel Shaikh Nasser said that the long-standing work of preparing for BIDEC was due to the importance of this event which accommodated major security and defence service providers with senior officials in the military sector to exchange views and ideas on the latest developments in both industries and how to develop partnerships among them. “The dream has always been great, but the reality has become even more beautiful after the remarkable success of BIDEC, as well as the panel discussions that took place in the Middle East Military Alliances Conference, which brought together senior military leaders and spokespersons specialising in strategic and political affairs,” HH Lieutenant-Colonel Shaikh Nasser explained.
For his part, HE Dr Shaikh Abdullah, who is also a member of the High Organising Committee of the event, said that the Kingdom of Bahrain is a peace force that calls for and contributes to the establishment of peace and stability in the world.
“The HH Shaikh Nasser led High Organising Committee has well understood the importance of military alliances to establish security and stability in the world in cooperation with brotherly and friendly countries. Therefore, the Committee decided to hold its first exhibition and conference in partnership with the Arab Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen and the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism as well as NATO. The initiative has been met with wide praise regionally and internationally. Thus, this calls us for reflection and preparation from this moment to organise the next edition of BIDEC,” HE Dr Shaikh Abdullah said.