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Manama: The Kingdom of Bahrain participated in the 16th session of the Senior Officials Meeting of the Arab-China Cooperation Forum, held today in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The session was attended by the Director of the Arab Affairs Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Abdulaziz Al-Eid. Ambassador Al-Eid asserted in his speech the keenness of the Kingdom in supporting the Arab-China Cooperation Forum, pointing out that the Kingdom of Bahrain hosted a number of events such as the3rd session of the Ministerial Meeting of the Arab-China Cooperation Forum in 2008, the Arab-Chinese media cooperation symposium in 2010…

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Manama: The General Directorate of Civil Defence has participated as a strategic partner in the fifth Bahrain Health, Safety and Environment Forum 2019, through presenting lectures on dealing with dangerous substances, rescue and evacuations and high-rise buildings-related accidents. The department was also involved in an evacuation exercise in the side-line of the event. The Director-General of the Civil Defence highlighted the importance to participate in such an event to meet the directives of His Excellency Interior Minister to promote security and safety standards.

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MANAMA : Customs Affairs President Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa received today VIVA Bahrain Chief Executive Eng. Nezar Banabeela, Deputy Chief for Government Affairs Shaikh Zeyad bin Faisal Al Khalifa and Deputy Chief for the Commercial and Business Sector Hesham Mustafa.The Customs Affairs President congratulated the Chief Executive on his appointment to his new post, wishing him success and further growth to the company by availing of the specialised Bahraini competencies.Discussions focused on ways of boosting cooperation and issues of common interest.VIVA Bahrain Chief Executive thanked the Customs Affairs President for the meeting which aims to back economic growth…

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Bangkok: His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister attended a dinner banquet hosted by General Surayud Chulanont, Acting Chief Advisor of Thailand King’s Privy Council, in the presence of Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai. The reception was hosted in recognition of HRH the Prime Minister’s role in boosting the Bahrain-Thailand relations and the Arabian Gulf ties with Thailand to wider areas of cooperation that reflected on the economy, investment and development.HRH the Premier expressed deep gratitude and appreciation to General Chulanont for his warms welcome and gracious hospitality that reflect the deep-rooted amicable ties between…

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MANAMA: In view of promoting ICRF activities across the diversified Indian Community in Bahrain, ICRF established a Regional Forum with representatives from various Indian states. Around 40 members were included from various communities of all states from India, residing in Bahrain.An initial meeting of the Forum was attended by HE The Ambassador of India to Bahrain Mr Alok Kumar Sinha. The meeting was held on Monday, 17 June 2019 at the Indian Embassy premises in Seef. “Indian expatriate workforce numbers are increasing and all segments of community need to be well represented, especially the blue collar workers from some states.  The…

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MANAMA: Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa received today Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces Lieutenant General Hamad bin Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi. The meeting was attended by Minister of Defence Affairs Lieutenant General Abdullah bin Hassan Al Nuaimi.The BDF Commander-in-Chief welcomed the UAE Armed Forces Chief of Staff, lauding solid fraternal relations between both peoples and their perpetual growth in all fields.Both sides discussed bilateral military cooperation and issues of common interest.The Minister of Defence held a lunch banquet at the BDF Officers Club in honour of the UEA…

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MANAMA : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received at Sakhir Palace today Bahrain Red Crescent Society (BRCS) new Board Chairman Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa and members. He congratulated them on the formation of the new Board of Directors, wishing them every success.HM the King underlined Bahrain’s keenness on supporting charity, humanitarian and voluntary work, lauding the kingdom’s initiatives in this respect which reflect the Bahraini people’s belief in the importance of solidarity that emanates from Islamic precepts and the inherent Bahraini traditions. HM thanked BRCS board Chairman and members for their tireless efforts to achieve the…

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The Supreme Council for Women (SCW) announced today the launch of the 6th edition of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Award for the Advancement of Bahraini Women. The biennial prize is granted to ministries as well as public and private institutions for their distinguished efforts in supporting active Bahraini women and adopting strategies to integrate their needs in development and equal opportunities.   The announcement was made at a press conference held today with the participation of SCW Secretary General Hala Al Ansari, the Head of the jury, and members of the jury. Al Ansari pointed out…

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MANAMA:His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received, in the presence of HM the King’s Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS), HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the First Deputy Chairman of the SCYS and President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC), HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.HH Shaikh Khalid introduced to HM the King members of the Bahrain National Athletics team, the winners of third Asian Athletics Championship in Doha, where they clinched 22 medals – 11 gold, seven silver and four bronze.HM King…

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MANAMA: Gulf Air – the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain – celebrated its inaugural summer service to and from Salalah yesterday as the airline resumed this popular route. Gulf Air’s flight GF548 was welcomed into Salalah International Airport with a celebratory event that saw the attendance of various airport officials.Gulf Air’s Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Vincent Coste said: “We are happy to resume our flights to Salalah as we cater to the summer demand for this sought after destination. Many of our regional passengers prefer to spend this season in Salalah as it enjoys significantly lower temperature than…

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