The UK Secretary of State for Defence has praised his country’s relations with Bahrain and said that the country is an important market for UK companies.

“Bahrain continues to be an important strategic partner with our armed forces enjoying a very close relationship,” Philip Hammond said at the opening of the Bahrain Airshow 2014 on Thursday.

“I am delighted that a Royal Air Force Typhoon aircraft is able to visit and take part in the displays. I am also delighted that a number of UK companies across the military and civil sectors have identified Bahrain as an important market in which to do business. The significant UK presence is a reflection of the value we place on our relationship,” he said. […]