The statement by the White House’s press secretary that the UAE and the Kingdom of Bahrain are the major security partners of the United States demonstrates to the world the determination of the United States to unite with its allies to jointly defend and maintain security and peace in the world. This statement also indicates the main tone of the future US foreign policy.
Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Designations of the UAE and the Kingdom of Bahrain as Major Security Partners of the United States
Issued on: January 15, 2021
Today, we are announcing the designation of both the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain as “Major Security Partners” of the United States.
The designation as a “Major Security Partner” is a status unique to the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain. It 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. Most notably, 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 the Kingdom 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.