08 : 26 PM - 29/06/2011
Washington–June29(BNA) Industry and Commerce Minister Dr. Hassan Fakhro and Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan met Assistant Secretary of State for democracy, human rights and labour Mike Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs Jeff Feltman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Gulf and North Africa Janet Sanderson and discussed the strategic relationship bonding the Kingdom of Bahrain and the US, as well as ways of enhancing joint cooperation.
Dr. Fakhro Mr. Humaidan met the Director of International Affairs AFL-CIO Ms. Cathy Feingold and top Advisor to President Trumka AFL-CIP Ms. Thea Lee and reviewed the Free Trade agreement between the Kingdom of Bahrain and The United States of America, particularly with respect to labour issues.
The delegation also held a meeting with a number of economic, trade, and industrial events, including an open meeting with (NUSACC) in the presence of BCCI Board member Khalid Al Amin and the Executive Director of Bahrain-US Business Council Ms. Olivia Troye at the headquarters of the American Chamber of Commerce. They reviewed bilateral relations between, particularly economic and investment relations and developments in terms of trade exchange, in recent years especially since the free trade agreement was signed in 2006.
They also discussed ways of optimizing the FTA dividends and activating the partnership in the private sector for market access in both countries.
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