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HM King receives Premier, Crown Prince
06 : 10 PM - 19/03/2017
Manama, Mar. 19 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, at Al-Sakhir Palace.
HM the King reviewed with HRH Premier and HRH Crown Prince the main national issues, noting that the current phase requires devising programmes that support and consolidate the national economic march to bring about more achievements and gains for the nation and the citizens.

HM King Hamad affirmed that the next phase requires doubling efforts and continuing to focus on development priorities, goals and projects to fulfill the citizens' aspirations for further prosperity and progress.

HM King Hamad thanked HRH the Prime Minister and HRH the Crown Prince for their efforts to improve government performance and action to reach the best levels out of their keenness to ensure that the best services are delivered to the nation, the citizens and residents.

HM the King was also briefed about the latest security developments.

Following the audience, Interior Minister, Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa said that HM the King had directed to continue communication and coordination with international anti-terror institutions and agencies, as part of the kingdom's efforts and active participation in the Global Alliance to Fight Terrorism in order to achieve international security and peace.

Shaikh Rashid said that the Interior Ministry had followed the measures taken by the competent authorities in Germany and the UN against a number of terrorist individuals, expressing appreciation for such stances and responsible international procedures which are within the framework of the global solidarity to combat terrorist acts.

The minister asserted that the misled individuals in Bahrain and abroad, who had been involved in terrorist acts, constitute a danger to themselves, families and homeland, and pose a direct threat to the lives of the citizens and residents.

The world has become fully aware of the seriousness of terrorist acts, which led to the International Community's determination to besiege those terrorist elements and deal with illegal acts more seriously, especially after the actions of those groups had become clear to everyone, he said.

The minister called on Iran not to make its lands a haven for wanted fugitives against whom international arrest warrants had been issued.

The minister said that the wanted fugitives in Iran are still engaged in acts of incitement through the state-backed media outlets there, adding that they use the Iranian territories for training, planning terrorist crimes and smuggling weapons, explosives and hazardous materials which are used in committing terrorist crimes aimed at subverting the security and stability of Bahrain and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Shaikh Rashid called on parents and social segments to recognise the nature of those dangers in all their aspects, and to control their children and advise them not to respond to the suspicious incitement calls that could lead them to be involved in terrorist acts.

They have also to be aware that there is an international cooperation to combat such illegal acts that the world now rejects and cooperates in order to confront them and clamp down on those who commit them, he added.

Shaikh Rashid stressed that the Ministry of Interior will continue taking all measures against whoever seeks to disrupt the interests of the people and undermine security and public order.


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BNA 1441 GMT 2017/03/19


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