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HM the King receives British Defense Secretary
12 : 26 AM - 11/09/2012
Manama, Sept 10 (BNA) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today received at Safariya Palace in the presence of the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa the British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond on the occasion of his visit to country.

His Majesty welcomed the British Defense Secretary and reviewed with him bilateral and historic ties existing between the two countries affirming Bahrain's keenness in further reinforcing these ties.

He also affirmed strengthening bilateral joint relations to achieve the aspiration of both countries and their people.

His Majesty discussed with Hammond means of bolstering ties especially those related to defense and security affirming the importance of such exchange of visits by senior officials from both countries. His Majesty highlighted the efforts exerted by the United Kingdom and world countries towards achieving security, stability and peace in the region.

He also reviewed the British Defense secretary the latest developments regional and on the Arab level along with topics of mutual interests. Meanwhile, His Majesty hosted a dinner banquet in honor of the visiting British Defense Secretary and his accompanying delegation.

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