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Abdullah bin Rashid: The reform approach of HM the King major support for a generation of culture and creativity

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States of America, Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa, said that the Kingdom of Bahrain is undergoing a great cultural renaissance. 

He said that it is supported by the fertile environment created by His Majesty the King's reform approach and derives its originality from the rich human and cultural heritage of Bahrain. The Kingdom is a land of the ancient civilizations and cultures, which made the Bahraini man similar to the noble thinking of His Majesty the King when he laid the foundations of his reform approach, which is today an approach practiced by the Bahraini people in their involvement in various political, economic, social, environmental and cultural fields.

He was speaking at a cultural event held at his residence in Washington, which was attended by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani. The event aimed a informing the various social circles in Washington about the humanitarian and civilized aspect of Bahraini society and the important cultural dimension of its development and the contemporary society it has become today.

During the opening ceremony, Shaikh Abdulla pointed out that the art pieces presented by creative and promising young people were the result of the reform approach of His Majesty the King, who is keen to preserve the cultural and civilizational heritage of the Kingdom. This is in addition to creating the appropriate environment to refine and support these cadres. He also spoke about the history of contemporary art in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where the first art exhibition was held in 1956, as well as the artistic movement in Bahrain.

The event was also attended by Isa Al-Kooheji, who headed the parliamentary delegation participating in the US Trade Law Development Program, organized by the US Department of Commerce and a number of officials of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism during their visit to Washington. Present from the US Department of State, were attended the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs in the Near East Bureau, Tim Lenderking, Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism and nominee for the position of the US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Justin Siberell, as well as many friends of the Kingdom in the United States of America.

The Ambassador also thanked the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, represented by the Director of Director, Culture and Arts, Shaikha Hala bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, for her participation in organizing the event, and with the participation of the artist Zuhair Al Saeed, Chef Bassam Al Alawi and musician Isa Najim.

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