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Manama: Security of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain are Indivisible

Manama: Security of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain are Indivisible

Wednesday, 7 April, 2021 - 04:45
Bahrain's Crown Prince receives Saudi FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan in Manama. (SPA)

Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa stressed on Tuesday that relations with Saudi Arabia are based on solid foundations that have been strengthened with the bonds of fraternity that they share on various levels.

The security of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are indivisible, he said during a meeting in Manama with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah.

Manama and Riyadh share common goals in confronting different challenges and maintaining cooperation in deterring terrorism, he added.

Talks between the Crown Prince and FM focused on issues of common interest and regional developments.

The Crown Prince hailed Saudi Arabia’s efforts and central role in supporting the causes of the Arab and Muslim nations.

He also highlighted the Saudi-Bahraini Political Coordination Committee, which held its inaugural meeting in Manama on Tuesday. It was co-chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and his Bahraini counterpart.

The meeting was held jointly by Prince Faisal and Bahrain’s FM Dr. Abdullatif Al Zayani and with the participation of members of the committee's working team from both kingdoms.

The participants reviewed the initiatives and recommendations reached within the Political Coordination Committee, and the mechanism for their implementation after being approved by the Saudi-Bahraini Coordination Council.

They also reviewed the support and strengthening of bilateral political relations between their countries, and emphasized unifying views on all bilateral, regional and international issues of common interest, read a statement carried by the Bahrain news agency (BNA).

Prince Faisal hoped that both sides would accomplish all that was agreed upon to reach constructive results, adding that he was looking forward to holding the second meeting of the committee in Riyadh.

Zayani, for his part, stressed Saudi Arabia and Bahrain’s sincere desire to deepen relations at the directives of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

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