Manama, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, received Foreign Affairs Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa.
His Majesty expressed his appreciation for the valuable efforts exerted by Shaikh Khalid during his service in the ministry and his laudable endeavors in light of the remarkable development in the region that requires strengthening Bahrain's diplomatic relations.
HM the King also thanked the minister for overseeing the fulfilment of Bahraini diplomats' potentials to represent Bahrain according to the highest standards, wishing him success.
The minister expressed his pride and honor in serving HM the King and affirmed his gratitude for the great support of HM the King to the Bahraini diplomacy.
He stressed that HM's directives enabled Bahraini diplomacy to become a model for defending the Kingdom's interests abroad and strengthening its regional and international leading position in addition to consolidating its civilizational achievements and the milestones of its comprehensive progress, based on the principles of national coexistence, teamwork and strengthening friendship and cooperation with all communities and countries.
The minister stressed that the Bahraini diplomacy will continue its successful progress in accordance with the Kingdom's national values and firm foundations, wishing Dr. Abdullateef bin Rashid Al Zayani, the current Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) every success in his next post as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Shaikh Khalid wished HM the King good health and wellbeing to continue leading Bahrain towards further progress, reforms and prosperity.
Source: Bahrain News Agency