HRH the Crown Prince meets the US Secretary of State

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Washington, Sept. 18 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, today met with the U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Richard Pompeo, at the Department of State.

HRH the Crown Prince began by acknowledging the key role played by the United States and its allies in maintaining peace and security in the Arabian Gulf region.

His Royal Highness noted that Bahrain and the U.S. have been close partners for over one hundred years, adding that continued bilateral cooperation was essential in order to meet the world’s economic and security challenges.

HRH the Crown Prince went on to reaffirm the Kingdom of Bahrain’s commitment to further strengthening the bilateral relationship by developing ever closer security, trade and cultural ties.

In this regard, His Royal Highness stressed the importance of collaboration and coordination to confront those who seek to undermine security and sow seeds of discord both regionally and internationally.