Bahrain‘s Ambassador to the U.S. commends the successful visit by BSCE delegation to Washington, DC
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Shaikh Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Khalifa, commended the successful visit of the Supreme Council for Environment delegation headed by Acting Chief executive, Dr. Mohamed Mubarak bin-Dinah, to Washington, DC, from 24 to 27 April 2016.
The visit came on the sidelines of the participation of the delegation at the signing of the climate agreement at the headquarters of the United Nations Organization in New York.
Shaikh Abdulla affirmed that the visit by Dr. bin-Dinah came during distinct development of the strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States, especially in the field of strengthening cooperation to protect the environment and achieve the sustainable development goals.
He added that achieving these goals comes in implementation of the wise policy of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the government headed by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and the support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, to diversify the Kingdom's economy, the development of its resources and the preservation of the environment and the diversity of wildlife to achieve sustainable development in line with the Bahrain’s economic vision 2030.
Dr. bin-Dinah met with the United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Ms. Gina McCarthy, and discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, especially cooperation in the environmental field and means to move forward the implementation of the Action Plan under the Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Cooperation in the framework of the Free
Trade Agreement between Bahrain and the US, which includes areas on air quality and ensuring the development of environmental economics, technical advice and environmental legislation.
The visit also included a number of productive meetings with senior officials from the US State Department, the Bureau of Land Management, the Agriculture Department, the World Bank and a number of the most relevant think tanks in Washington, DC.