"Gen Frank McKenzie, in his first official visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain as Commander, U.S. Central Command, was received by HRH Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Kalifa at Gudaibiya Palace. Gen McKenzie also met with HE Field Marshal Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa at the Bahrain Defense Force Headquarters. During the meetings they discussed items of mutual interest including enhanced maritime and security cooperation. Gen McKenzie reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to our bilateral relationship with the Kingdom of Bahrain as well as regional security and stability."
- CAPT Bill Urban, USN, USCENTCOM Spokesman