Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa commended the United States' role in consolidating the region's security, stability, and peace.
He met with the US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, and an accompanying delegation on the sidelines of the 2021 IISS Manama Dialogue.
Crown Prince Salman outlined the strength of longstanding Bahrain-US relations and noted the importance of bolstering them, particularly in areas such as defense and security, reported the Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
He also met the British National Security Adviser Stephen Lovegrove, the Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Richard Moore, and the accompanying delegation.
He highlighted the longstanding strategic partnership between Bahrain and the UK, that has contributed to achieving joint interests.
He reiterated Manama's commitment to further strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation and coordination across several areas, noting the UK's role in maintaining regional security and stability.
Crown Prince Salman later received the Israeli National Security Adviser, Eyal Holata, and his accompanying delegation.
He stated that Bahrain is committed to supporting efforts that help regional and international growth, development, and peace. He reiterated the importance of strengthening relations following the signing of the Abraham Accords.