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Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, has voiced pride in the historical relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Kuwait. "Bilateral ties were built on solid foundations by our forefathers and reinforced by the strong brotherly relations between His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and His Highness Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, the Emir of the State of Kuwait," he said. "The relations are built on the shared destiny and the importance of joint action to achieve the hopes and aspirations of the peoples of both countries for stability, progress and prosperity," the minister said in his speech during the 9th session of the Supreme Joint Cooperation Committee between Bahrain and Kuwait.Shaikh Khalid added that the relations between the two countries have established a feeling of unity between Bahraini and Kuwaiti citizens, adding that "we are an indivisible entity as part of the homogeneous GCC." He stressed that the current political situation in the region, in addition to the state of the global economy with its changes and challenges, make bilateral developmental and economic cooperation mechanisms essential. "In light of the developments in the region, we need to take strategic measures to protect and build on our political, economic, social and cultural successes and achieve our joint objectives."The minister applauded the cooperation between the Supreme Council of Women in the Kingdom of Bahrain, presided by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King and the Kuwaiti Women Affairs Committee in Kuwait presided by Her Highness Shaikha Latifa Al Fahad Al Salem Al Sabah. He called on all public and private institutions in Kuwait to take part in Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa'a Global Award for Women Empowerment, lauding the prestigious status of Kuwaiti women thanks to the support and care of the wise Kuwaiti leadership.Shaikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, opened the Supreme Joint Cooperation Committee and highlighted in his speech that due to the current challenges, more cooperation on all fronts is needed. He renewed Kuwait's unwavering stance in support of all measures adopted by Bahrain to maintain its security and stability. Three Memoranda of Understanding were signed in the field of parliamentary cooperation to coordinate between governmental entities with the legislative branch, in the field of electrical power and cooperation in the field of traditional central markets. Three executive programs were also signed in the fields of education, culture, arts, antiquities, environmental protection as well as the meeting brief containing the mechanisms of cooperation in many fields.
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