HM King receives HRH Crown Prince and Prime Minister, praises outcomes of Saudi visit

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Manama, Oct. 2 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, in the presence of several senior officials, at the Al-Sakhir Palace today.

HM the King expressed pride in HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister's dedicated work and fruitful efforts to consolidate overall development, and adopt plans and programmes to develop all government sectors.

HM the King valued highly the wide-ranging achievements accomplished by the government thanks to the dedication, hard work and solidarity of its competencies.

HM King Hamad lauded the outcomes of his recent visit to Saudi Arabia and praised his fruitful talks with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and his meeting with the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.

HM the King stressed that the fraternal Saudi visit would strengthen the deep-rooted bilateral relations, bolster cooperation and coordination, as well as consolidate joint action in a way that would benefit both kingdoms and serve the aspirations of their peoples.

HM the King welcomed the upcoming historic official visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the kingdom, as well as the visit of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed El-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, in response to an invitation by HM King Hamad.

HM the King hailed their participation in the groundbreaking "Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence", which will be held under the patronage of His Majesty the King.

In this regard, HM King Hamad praised the major role of His Holiness Pope Francis and His Eminence Dr. Ahmed El-Tayeb in promoting the culture of dialogue, coexistence and tolerance, as well as supporting human fraternity.

Regarding regional and global issues, HM King reaffirmed the kingdom's stance on the importance of activating dialogue, negotiations and peaceful solutions to achieve peace and progress for all countries.

The meeting also reviewed local issues, particularly ways to enhance the landmark achievements attained by the kingdom under the comprehensive development process in Bahrain at all levels to ensure further progress and prosperity for the nation and its citizens.