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King Hamad to Trump: Peace is Strategic Option for Bahrain

King Hamad to Trump: Peace is Strategic Option for Bahrain

Wednesday, 16 September, 2020 - 04:30
President Trump and Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa meet in Riyadh in 2017. (Getty Images)

King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa was congratulated on Tuesday by US President Donald Trump on the signing of the peace declaration between Bahrain and Israel.

President Trump expressed his gratitude to King Hamad, hailing Bahrain’s efforts to reach this agreement, read a statement carried by the Bahrain news agency (BNA).

In a telephone call to King Hamad, Trump praised Bahrain for choosing peace, which will encourage all sides to engage in the peace process, therefore, ensuring security, stability and prosperity for all countries and peoples in the region.

For his part, King Hamad said that peace represents a strategic option for Bahrain, stressing the Kingdom's vision, which advocates understanding, dialogue, cooperation, coexistence and rapprochement between all peoples and cultures, beyond all tensions.

He also commended Trump’s efforts to broker these agreements, pushing the peace momentum forward in the Middle East towards a more prosperous and stable future.

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