'Mutual appreciation between Bahrain and America is a renewed historical pillar of strategic successes' | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

'Mutual appreciation between Bahrain and America is a renewed historical pillar of strategic successes'

TDT | Manama

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The mutual appreciation energy between the King of Bahrain and America is a renewed historical pillar of strategic success. The war to liberate Kuwait pushed America to a deeper alliance with Bahrain in preserving the security and peace of the region. Bahrain’s powerful union with Kuwait strengthened America’s awareness of the importance of the two brotherly countries as a vital and influential field. The mutual appreciation between America and Bahrain is a supreme value that has proven its ability to enhance the global role of the two countries.

Bahraini intellectual Dr Nooh Khalifa said that the energy of mutual appreciation between Bahrain and America is a renewed historical pillar of strategic successes and various developments of regional and global peace and security issues. Speaking to the Daily Tribune, Dr Khalifa added that the intense Bahraini-American political and military efforts aimed at liberating the State of Kuwait constituted a decisive factor that established a deeper Bahraini-American alliance.

Dr Khalifa noted the pace of the alliance between both countries in securing the Arabian Gulf since the Gulf War, which witnessed the largest US military participation since the Vietnam War and the most prominent Bahraini military participation since its independence. Dr Khalifa added that US President Bush Sr. and the late Amir of Bahrain Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa had prominent movements in restoring the legitimate authority of Kuwait as that era witnessed consultations and mutual appreciation between the two friendly countries.

“When the King of Bahrain was Crown Prince, he discussed the movement of world capitals to liberate Kuwait and develop relations between the two countries with the Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee in Congress – Senator Samuel.” Dr Khalifa noted the continuity of the roles of the King of Bahrain when he was Crown Prince and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Force in supporting the land and air participation in the liberation of Kuwait and his follow-up on developments at the Kuwaiti-Iraqi borders.

He also added that the late Amir of Bahrain had received a message from US President George Bush Senior in which he confirmed Bahrain’s prominent role and the motive formed by its efforts to insist that the two countries work together as they worked in the war to liberate Kuwait to maintain security. “This was an early American awareness of the strength of the Bahrain and Kuwait union and the influence of the two countries stemming from Bahrain’s position in the middle of the Gulf and Kuwait on the northern entrance as a field for influential strategic roles,” added Dr Khalifa.

“The King of Bahrain at the time proceeded to appreciate America’s efforts as the US expressed intentions to do everything necessary to ensure the security of the region on the side-lines of discussions between the Late Amir of Bahrain and the US Defence Minister.” “The energy of the Bahraini-American mutual appreciation in protecting the security of the region and the liberation of Kuwait was a mainstay for the development of relations and the formation of more profound Bahraini-American defence features.”

Dr Khalifa spoke about America being honoured after the liberation war by the late Amir of Bahrain Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa – King of Bahrain when he was Crown Prince and Commander in Chief of the Defence Force. He noted the awarding of the US Central Command’s Aviation Commander with the Bahrain Medal of the First Class for his sincere and effective efforts in managing the air forces of the coalition forces in Operation Desert Storm.

Dr Khalifa also referred to the awarding of US Defence Secretary Richard Cheney the Bahrain Medal of the First Class for his contribution to developing relations between America and Bahrain towards further progress in maintaining the security of the region.

“The meeting between the US Secretary of Defence, the Aviation Commander at the US Central Command, the late Amir of Bahrain and the King of Bahrain – when he was Crown Prince – confirmed Bahrain’s vital role in the liberation process,” added Dr Khalifa. “The mutual appreciation between America and Bahrain in particular and the Gulf States in general is a supreme value that has proven its ability to develop historical relations and enhance its global role.”

Dr Khalifa also referred to the importance of the historical union between Bahrain and Kuwait and their maritime geographical area and its greater depth about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia whose relationship with them is distinguished by interconnectedness across all levels.

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The King of Bahrain - when he was Crown Prince and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Force - during discussions with the Chairman of Congressional Military Affairs Committee Samuel Nunn about the movements of world capitals to liberate Kuwait.

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The Late Amir of Bahrain during the awarding of General Charles Horner – Commander of the Air Force – the Order of Bahrain First Class for his effective role in Operation Desert Storm in the presence of the King of Bahrain when he was Crown Prince.

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The Late Amir of Bahrain during the awarding of General Charles Horner – Commander of the Air Force – the Order of Bahrain First Class for his effective role in Operation Desert Storm in the presence of the King of Bahrain when he was Crown Prince.