Manama, Apr. 3 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received today Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on arrival in Bahrain via King Fahad Causeway on a brotherly visit to the kingdom during which both leaders held talks on outstanding historic fraternal relations between both countries as well as regional and international developments.
King Salman was also welcomed by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier.
Official reception protocols were held for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. On arrival at Al-Rawdha Palace with HM the King, King Salman shook hands with Their Highnesses and Excellencies and senior officials. HM King Hamad also shook hands with Their Royal Highnesses the princes and members of the diplomatic delegation accompanying the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
HM the King welcomed King Salman, lauding the visit which reflects deep-rooted Bahraini-Saudi relations and cooperation regarding various issues. He voiced the kingdom's appreciation of Saudi Arabia's historic and honourable stances towards Bahrain and its people.
Both leaders reviewed solid fraternal ties and ways of further cementing them. They stressed continuous keenness on bolstering bilateral relations and coordination for the common interest of both countries and peoples.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques praised solid fraternal relations with Bahrain, lauding the kingdom's honourable stances towards Saudi Arabia and wishing Bahrain constant security and stability.
HM the King held a lunch banquet in honour of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his accompanying delegation.
HM the King bid farewell to King Salman on leaving Sakhir Air Base today concluding a brotherly visit to Bahrain. The Saudi monarch was also seen off by HRH the Prime Minister and HRH the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier.
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BNA 1332 GMT 2019/04/03