Manama, Oct. 30 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has stressed that the stances of the United Arab Emirates towards Bahrain will remain engraved in the kingdom’s history as they reflect the true meaning of fraternity and relations between two countries that share love, solidarity, as well as unified destiny and goals.
HRH Premier pointed out that the stances of the UAE, under the leadership of President HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, are based on a deep-rooted legacy and approach spearheaded by the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, and is still adopted by UAE leaders.
The Prime Minister made the statements as he received, at his Palace in Riffa, the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, HH Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, who was accompanied by Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Noora bint Mohammed Al Ka'abi, on the occasion of their visit to Bahrain to participate in the 8th session of the High Bahrain-UAE Joint Committee meeting.
HH Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed conveyed to HRH Premier greetings from the UAE President, HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed, Vice-President, Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, as well as their wishes of further progress and prosperity to Bahrain.
HRH Premier expressed congratulations to the UAE’s president, government and people following the successful launch of the first UAE-made satellite, KhalifaSat, describing it as a superb scientific achievement that is a source of pride for all GCC and Arab citizens.
The Prime Minister asserted that the UAE’s successive achievements in the development and scientific fields reflect its successful approach, which he said, is a role model to be emulated.
Such successes benefit not only the UAE, but also all Arab and GCC countries, as they enhance its plans to ensure a brighter future.
While reviewing the Bahraini-UAE relations and ways to bolster bilateral cooperation, HRH Premier stressed Bahrain’s keenness to enhance cooperation and coordination with the UAE at the bilateral, GCC, Arab and international levels, extending deepest thanks to the UAE for its supportive stances towards Bahrain under all circumstances.
"These stances are not strange to the brothers in the UAE and there is not enough time to list them. They will always be a source of pride and appreciation for all Bahrainis," the Premier said.
HRH the Prime Minister highlighted the increasing importance of holding the 8th session of the High Bahrain-UAE Joint Committee meeting in Bahrain regarding its timing, adding that it will enhance bilateral cooperation and serve common interests.
HRH Premier requested the UAE minister to convey his greetings to the UAE leaders, as well as his wishes of abundant health and happiness to them.
The UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation lauded the long-standing fraternal relations between the two countries, hailing the constant keenness of the government, led by HRH Premier, to develop them in various fields.
"Our relations with the Kingdom of Bahrain are historical, and are based on deep-rooted and common interests. Most importantly, it is a relationship of love and trust between the two countries’ leaderships and the people," he said.
He underlined the keenness of the UAE to support Bahrain under various circumstances, expressing his country’s great pleasure with Bahrain’s achievements and ability to face all challenges and difficulties.
The UAE minister expressed his support for HRH the Prime Minister’s vision on the importance of intensifying visits between officials of the two countries and other GCC states for further consultation and coordination, as the best means to enhance brotherly relations among them.
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BNA 1548 GMT 2018/10/30