Manama, Mar. 29 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has expressed Bahrain’s pride in its solid long-standing relations with China, noting that the two friendly countries’ relations have been based on strong foundations of mutual trust and respect, as well as joint cooperation and coordination across all fields.
HM the King was speaking while receiving, at the Gudaibiya Palace today, the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Affairs Minister, Wang Yi, who is currently on a visit to the kingdom.
Wang Yi conveyed to HM King Hamad greetings from the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, as well as his wishes of further progress and prosperity to the People of Bahrain.
HM the King requested the Chinese Foreign Minister to convey his greetings to President Xi Jinping, and wishes of more progress and prosperity to China and its friendly people.
HM King Hamad reviewed with the minister ways to bolster the Bahraini-Chinese cooperation, particularly in the investment, economic, trade and scientific fields, in addition to areas of bilateral coordination and joint action in order to achieve the common interests of the two countries and their friendly peoples.
HM the King underlined Bahrain’s pride in its solid relations with China, noting that the kingdom attaches special interest to those ties, and looks forwards to enhancing cooperation with China at all levels, highlighting the promising investment opportunities provided by Bahrain across various vital sectors,
HM King Hamad appreciated the important role played by China at the international level thanks to its civilisational, political and economic weight, lauding the Chinese expatriate community’s role and good contributions to the kingdom’s economic and trade march.
HM the King expressed Bahrain’s appreciation for China’s interest in achieving security and stability in the Middle East region, addressing political and security challenges, accelerating the pace of cooperation among the region’s countries to achieve development and supporting the global economy.
Referring to the latest developments of the global spread of the novel Coronavirus, and the efforts being exerted to contain its impacts, HM the King praised the effective and fruitful cooperation between the two countries, especially regarding the vaccination against COVID-19 and exchange of expertise.
HM the King also discussed with the Chinese minister the latest regional and global developments of mutual interest.
The Chinese Foreign Minister expressed thanks and appreciation to HM the King for the warm welcome and hospitality accorded to him.
He expressed pride in the efforts being made by HM King Hamad to enhance the kingdom’s relations with China, stressing that his country is interested in strengthening its cooperation with Bahrain.
He also lauded the role played by HM the King in Bahrain’s progress.
HM King Hamad hosted a lunch banquet in honour of the Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister and his accompanying delegation.