Bahrain’s King receives UAE foreign minister in Manama  

DUBAI: Bahrain’s King Hamad Al-Khalifa received UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan during his official visit to Manama, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported on Saturday.

The UAE top diplomat conveyed to King Hamad the greetings of UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, according to WAM. 

Bahrain’s King Hamad said the deep-rooted, historical ties between his country and the UAE are based on strong pillars of fraternity, common visions, understanding and close coordination.

The King lauded the fruitful results of the meetings of the joint higher committee on strengthening collaboration between the two nations in various fields, WAM reported. 

King Hamad also praised the UAE’s pivotal, active role at the regional and international levels. 

For his part, Sheikh Abdullah praised the deep bilateral relations between the UAE and the Kingdom of Bahrain, according to WAM. 

“The UAE-Bahrain relations are deeply rooted, and the two countries’ leadership are determined to move forward towards strengthening these ties and growing their cooperation in all fields,” Sheikh Abdullah said.

He praised the development drive witnessed by the Kingdom of Bahrain under the leadership of King Hamad, wishing the people of Bahrain further progress and prosperity, the WAM statement added. 

Sheikh Abdullah arrived at the Bahrain International Airport on Saturday, where he was welcomed by Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE ambassador to the Kingdom, along with a number of officials.

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