Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa stressed Saudi Arabia’s role in achieving regional peace and stability and supporting development and investment efforts for everyone’s benefit.
He praised Saudi-Bahrain strong ties and added that they always look forward to strengthening them in various fields under the leadership of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
This came during the meeting between Prince Salman and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on the sidelines of the 14th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Manama Dialogue.
The Crown Prince hailed Saudi Arabia's keenness to attend and participate in the forum’s activities, adding that it contributes significantly to its success.
He said the Kingdom holds a global position, stressing its prominent role in supporting security, peace and development issues at the regional and international levels.
During the meeting, both parties discussed the most important topics at the regional and international levels, issues of common interest and the most important axes discussed by the Manama Dialogue Forum, the annual security conference in Bahrain.
Jubeir, for his part, expressed Saudi Arabia’s appreciation for Bahrain’s support towards the bilateral relationship and regional cooperation.
He stressed the importance of such forums to exchange ideas and visions to face regional security challenges.
During his meeting with US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Saturday, the Bahraini Prince stressed the Middle East’s strategic position in the global system, which highlights the geopolitical dimension of the region.
He pointed to” the active efforts of the US administration and its pivotal role in establishing security, stability and peace in the region.” Also, he stressed the Kingdom’s continued support to the regional and international efforts.
The two sides exchanged views on how to face the challenges of extremism and terrorism and discussed bilateral relations and means of strengthening them to achieve the two countries’ common interests.
Prince Salman also shed light on the importance of the Manama Dialogue as a political and intellectual platform to discuss the latest security and political developments in the region.
He said a number of regional and international decision-makers meet and contribute to enhancing security and stability.