A delegation of the Ministry of Defence participated in the Manama Dialogue 2018, running in the Bahraini capital on October 2628.
The annual event brings together scores of eminent security, military and political figures and
intellectuals from Asia, North & Latin America, and Europe to exchange insights into global security
challenges and address the region’s most pressing governance issues.
The event’s plenary sessions addressed the US policy in the Middle East, shifting relationships and the
Emerging Middle Eastern Order, stabilisation and reconstruction in the Middle East, conflicts and
diplomacy and the security challenges in the Horn of Africa Region.
On the sidelines of the discussions, Matar Salim Al Dhaheri, Ministry of Defence UnderSecretary,
and Tobias Martin Ellwood, Member of Parliament for Bournemouth East and UK Government Minister at
the Ministry of Defence, discussed ways of enhancing bilateral defence relations and exchanged views on
a number of issues of common interest.
The meeting was attended by top brass from both sides