Bahraini Ambassador highlights the Kingdom's achievements during roundtable discussion hosted by the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington
The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington hosted the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States of America, Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa, in a roundtable discussion on the Kingdom of Bahrain's achievements and their relation to the strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States of America, as part of the series of discussions organized by the Institute to host the Ambassadors of the Gulf Arab countries separately.
At the beginning of the discussion, the Ambassador gave a presentation on the great developmental achievements by the Kingdom of Bahrain, which are the result of the reform approach of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and the reflection of these achievements on economic and social development indicators, as well as the basic role of the Bahraini society with its rich cultural heritage and diversity, creating a tolerant social environment in which different sects and religions coexist.
The Ambassador also discussed the distinguished strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States of America and his aspiration to enhance bilateral relations at various levels, stressing the need to grant the Kingdom of Bahrain an exemption from the customs tariff issued by the US Administration on imports from Steel and aluminum.
The Ambassador discussed the situation and developments in the region and conveyed the official stances of the Kingdom of Bahrain, expressing his country's support for the US president's decision to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear agreement, and calling on all other signatory countries to take similar steps, and praising the US administration's decision to resume harsh sanctions against the Iranian regime, seeing as the agreement did not change Iran's destructive policies in the region and its continued support for terrorism, nor did it address the Iranian regime's ballistic missile program, its support for terrorist militias in the region, and its continued attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of its neighbors.
The roundtable discussion was attended by a large number of officials and experts from the US State Department, think tanks, universities, companies and other non-governmental organizations.
In conclusion, the President of the Arab Gulf States Institute, Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba, honored the Ambassador and thanked him for speaking at the roundtable discussion and for his continued interest in consolidating relations between the Embassy and the Institute.