Kingdom of Bahrain Ambassador attends GCC ambassadors event in Ottawa
The Kingdom of Bahrain non-resident Ambassador to Canada, Shaikh Abdulla bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, attended an event by ambassadors of GCC states in Ottawa and hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Embassy.
The event was held in appreciation to the Canadian initiative to receive Syrian refugees and the efforts by the Canadian government in this regard.
On the occasion, the ambassador highlighted the initiatives by the Kingdom of Bahrain to provide humanitarian aid to Syrians in line with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
He added that the efforts by the Royal Charity Organization to implement these directives, and in cooperation with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, included the building of an education complex as well as a residential complex in the Zaatari refugee camp. This is in addition to a primary school for girls in Irbid and a residential complex in Azraq camp.
He stressed that Bahrain's efforts to aid the Syrian people will not stop at this point, adding that the Kingdom hosts thousands of Syrian families since the crisis began in 2011 and provides all government services to them.
Present at the event were Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Dion, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, the governor of Ottawa, members of the Canadian parliament and senior government officials, who praised the great efforts by the GCC to help Syrian refugees, provide humanitarian aid and host large numbers of Syrian since the crisis began in Syrian.
At the conclusion of the event, the GCC ambassadors presented a donation of $31,000 to the United Way Centraide Canada as part of the GCC support to the Canadian government’s initiative to receive Syrian refugees.