Bahrain-Brazil ties steadily expanding, President Bolsonaro says

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By Rasha Al Ebrahim

Manama, Nov. 16 (BNA): Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has stressed the depth of the Bahraini-Brazilian relations and their strength and development, and pointed out that they are destined for further growth in various areas and at different levels.


President Bolsonaro said he was pleased and honored to be the first Brazilian president to visit Bahrain.


After the opening of the Brazilian embassy in Bahrain, we look forward to strengthening cooperation on multiple levels, especially in light of the common base shared by the two countries, President Bolsonaro said in a speech at the King Hamad Global centre for Peaceful Existence.


His Highness Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Shura Chairman Ali bin Saleh Al Saleh, Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa. Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, , Chairman of King Hamad Global Center for Peaceful Coexistence Dr. Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, senior officials and guests attended the event.


In 2020, the King Hamad Global Center for Peaceful Coexistence chose Brazil to announce the Memorandum of Understanding for South American countries, and the opening of the Brazilian embassy will strengthen the prospects of cooperation and partnership between Brazil and Bahrain, President Bolsonaro said.


During my visit to the Kingdom, a number of agreements were signed, including the agreement on peaceful coexistence and freedom. religious and human rights, he added.


The president valued his visit to the Kingdom and commended the delegation accompanying him and all the officials who contributed to the success of the visit.


"We are peoples who seek to promote peaceful coexistence and harmony among all segments of society and its components. Perhaps this is one of the most important things that Brazil and Bahrain share together. The near future will witness more features of cooperation between the two countries, and we welcome everything that would deepen cooperation and participation for the benefit of the two friendly countries,” he said.

Deputy Chair of the Centre Betsy Mathieson said it was an honor to welcome President Bolsonaro to Bahrain.


“We thank you Mr. President for the heartfelt speech you made during our National Day Celebrations held in Brasilia and the beautiful tribute you paid to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the People of Bahrain, when the Statue of Christ The Redeemer was bathed in the National Flag of The Kingdom of Bahrain whilst our National Anthem was being played,” she said in her remarks.


“His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Excellency President Jair Bolsonaro are two inspiring leaders and that is why Brazil feels like home to Bahrainis and we are thrilled to welcome our Brazilian brothers and sisters to their second home, the Kingdom of Bahrain.


“The official opening of the o Brazilian embassy in Manama and the signing of several important accords between our countries are very welcome beginnings.”