Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani has praised the strong bond between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, calling it a shining example of brotherhood and strategic partnership.
The top diplomat emphasized shared values between the two nations and aligned diplomatic stance.
Al-Zayani hailed the Saudi-Bahraini Coordination Council as a fresh push towards deeper collaboration between the two Kingdoms.
He highlighted Bahrain’s close ties with Saudi Arabia, underscoring their joint efforts in various agreements, initiatives, and projects.
Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat, Al-Zayani underlined that both nations are committed to strengthening regional cooperation and international partnerships for security, peace, and sustainable development.
Al-Zayani voiced pride in strides in strategic integration with Saudi Arabia.
“The Kingdom (Saudi Arabia) is our top political, security, and economic partner,” said the Bahraini minister.
He emphasized joint efforts in activating agreements and bolstering the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Arab League.
Moreover, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain prioritize international partnership for maritime and food security, safeguarding navigation, energy supplies, fostering peace, tolerance, religious, cultural dialogue, and countering extremism and terrorism.
The minister also voiced Bahrain’s support for Saudi diplomatic endeavors, including efforts for peace in Gaza, resolving conflicts in various regions like Yemen, Sudan, Ukraine, and other countries, and promoting sustainable development initiatives like the Green Middle East Initiative.
Bahrain values its strong ties with Saudi Arabia and stands by its ally in promoting regional stability and global prosperity, stressed Al-Zayani.
In the Saudi capital, Riyadh, the Saudi-Bahraini Coordination Council convened on Wednesday, led by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
The preparatory committee, headed by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Al-Zayani, met on Monday in Riyadh to review the council’s progress, updates from its subsidiary committees, and discuss coordination on mutual interests.