Manama, Apr. 14 (BNA):
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa held a meeting with President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte and his accompanying delegation on the occasion of his visit to Bahrain. He hailed strong relations between both countries and growing bilateral cooperation in various fields.
HRH the Premier lauded keenness of the President of the Philippines on fostering bilateral relations and broadening the scope of cooperation between both countries to achieve common interests. He stressed that the visit of the Philippines President to Bahrain will further enhance economic, investment and trade cooperation between both countries as well as bilateral coordination regarding issues of common interest. He also praised the role of the Philippines at the Asian level and the country’s development and growth. He also commended contribution of the Philippine community to Bahrain’s growth and development.
HRH the Premier and the President of the Philippines reviewed regional and international developments, stressing support to all international efforts aimed at boosting security and stability and fighting all forms of terrorism.
The Philippines President voiced his country’s appreciation of HRH the Prime Minister’s keenness to promote the Bahraini-Philippine cooperation, commending the care given by the government to the Philippine community in Bahrain. He also praised the kingdom’s growth and development which reflect success of the government’s policies spearheaded by HRH the Premier.