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HM King receives Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon; praised Bahrain-British historic ties

Manama, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received today, at Al Safriya Palace, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Personal Representative to the British PM, Minister for South and Central Asia, United Nations and the Commonwealth at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon conveyed to HM the King greetings and appreciation from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wishes of further progress and prosperity for the Kingdom of Bahrain.

HM the King welcomed Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbeldon, extending greetings to the UK Prime Minister, wishing the British friendly people further progress and prosperity.

His Majesty praised the strong and distinguished historical relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the friendly United Kingdom, which extended for many years of fruitful coordination and close cooperation in various fields.

He stressed mutual keenness to strengthen and develop joint ties to serve common goals and aspirations, praising the tangible efforts undertaken by the United Kingdom to support the security and stability of the region and the fight against terrorism and extremist organizations.

HM the King highlighted Bahrain’s qualitative achievements in the field of promoting human rights and combating human trafficking.

He noted that Bahrain had become the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to be ranked for four years in a row in Tier 1 in the US Department of State Trafficking in Persons (TiP) Report, which cites the most successful countries in combating trafficking in persons.

He said that the landmark achievement reflects Bahrain’s full commitment to international standards, and its participation in the international community and support to efforts aimed aimed at combating trafficking in persons and promoting a culture of human rights.

HM the King highlighted Bahrain’s strides across all fields, hailing the role of role of Bahraini women and their active participation in decision-making, contributions to the development process, and their assumption of the highest positions and responsibilities,

He pointed out the Kingdom’s interest in promoting and empowering youth to achieve their aspirations and hopes and showcase their potential and r capabilities in all fields of creativity and innovation.

Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon expressed thanks to HM the King for the warm welcome and good hospitality as well as his keenness on further bolstering historical relations of friendship bing he two friendly countries.

Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon also commended steadily-growing relations across all fields between the two countries, expressing his delight at visiting the Kingdom of Bahrain and wishing its people further progress and prosperity.

Source: Bahrain News Agency