UAE, Bahrain designated as Major Strategic Partners of the United States

The White House announced Friday the designation of both the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain as “Major Security Partners” of the United States.


The designation of the two countries as Major Security Partners “recognizes our exceptional security partnership—exemplified by their hosting thousands of United States Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines—and the commitment of each country to countering violent extremism across the region,” said the White House in a statement by the Press Secretary, adding that both countries have participated in numerous United States-led coalitions over the past 30 years.


Today’s decision demonstrates a new level of partnership between the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain and represents an enduring commitment to economic and security cooperation. It also reflects their extraordinary courage, determination, and leadership in entering into the Abraham Accords, the Press Secretary said.


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