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Cabinet lauds Crown Prince's UAE visit outcomes
05 : 06 PM - 20/03/2017
Manama, Mar. 20 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has lauded the positive outcomes of the recent visit of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

HRH Prime Minister praised the Crown Prince's talks with the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, stressing their importance in strengthening the strategic relations and cooperation between the two brotherly countries in various fields, which will enhance the joint action of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

The Prime Minister made the statements while chairing the regular weekly Cabinet session, attended by HRH the Crown Prince, at the Gudaibiya Palace today.

The session lauded the solid fraternal Bahraini-UAE relations, stressing the two countries' shared keenness to develop them further for their common interests, a statement by Cabinet Secretary-General, Dr. Yasser bin Isa Al-Nasser said.

HRH the Prime Minister congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the success of his recent Asian tour, noting that the fruitful results of the visits will reflect positively on the GCC bloc.

"The success of King Salman's visits is a success for all of us," the Premier said, commending the role of Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, at the Arab, Islamic and international levels in defending Arab and Islamic causes.

HRH the Prime Minister lauded the launch of the "Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa’s Global Award for Women Empowerment", noting that the move reflects Bahrain's success in empowering women strategically and at the level of programmes, as well as the global acclaim of the Bahraini model in this field.

Discussing security issues, the Cabinet welcomed the US supportive stance towards the Kingdom of Bahrain, and commended the international community's efforts to combat terrorist organisations and resolve to confront terrorism and terrorists.

In this context, the session extended thanks and appreciation to the brotherly and friendly countries that backed the truth and maintained their credibility towards Bahrain's human rights situation, achievements and developments, and their honourable stances against fallacious information and misleading allegations levelled against the kingdom in this regard.

While reviewing the memoranda on its agenda, the session approved a proposal submitted by the Council of Representatives to devise a system that paves the way for launching an award for creativity and quality of government action.
The award will add to the existing prizes and initiatives adopted by the government to boost competition among ministries and state departments to enhance productivity and consolidate motivation that leads to distinction.

Another proposal by the Representatives Council on extending the residence period for foreign women who have been married to Bahrainis for more than five years and have children from two years to a renewable five-year period was also endorsed.

The Cabinet discussed the ratification of the Agreement on Transfer of Sentenced Persons signed between Bahrain and Russia, and referred it to the Ministerial Committee for Legal Affairs to carry out the ratification procedures.

The session also discussed an agreement between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Korea on air services between and beyond their respective territories, and referred it to the Ministerial Committee for Legal Affairs.

The Cabinet also discussed proposals submitted by the Council of Representatives, and approved the draft government's replies that had been prepared by the Ministerial Committee for Legal Affairs.
The proposals were related to appointing trade attachés in Bahrain's embassies and investment in some government-owned real estate abroad.


BNA 1401 GMT 2017/03/20

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