Marking Diplomatic Day ... Foreign Minister praises great support received by MoFA from HM the King and HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, expressed deep pride and gratitude to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, for the great care and continuous support he provides to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its diplomatic and administrative personnel, in recognition of their sincere national efforts in performing the tasks and responsibilities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to achieve the foreign policy of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
He also hailed the great support that the Ministry receives from the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and for the great interest he shows in strengthening the friendship and cooperation relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and all countries of the world in order to achieve higher interests of the Kingdom and its esteemed citizens.
Dr. Al-Zayani said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes great pride in celebrating the Diplomatic Day on the fourteenth of January of each year, allocated by His Majesty the King to celebrate the diplomatic corps, which affirms the great interest shown by His Majesty to the diplomatic work and the ones in charge of it. He added that it is a good occasion to express great loyalty and gratitude to the wise leadership that has defined the principles and foundations of foreign policy, its diplomacy and objectives, in order to achieve the homeland's supremacy among the nations, and to defend its sovereignty, independence and interests, as well as to extend bridges of cooperation with all countries of the world.
The Minister stated that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs derives from the wisdom of His Majesty the King, his enlightened visions and insightful thinking what helps it to perform its duties and responsibilities to the fullest, adding that its diplomatic work is based on His Majesty's firm visions to promote tolerance, coexistence and cultural exchange among all people, religions and beliefs, in order to spread the values of peace, brotherhood and convergence among all.
He expressed his appreciation and pride for the distinguished success achieved by Bahraini diplomacy in various fields, consistent with the directives of His Majesty the King, and the keenness of the esteemed government headed by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to promote the presence of the Kingdom of Bahrain at the international level, highlighting the achievements of its comprehensive development path, and consolidating its active role in the international community, in compliance with international charters, agreements and laws. He also praised the sincere efforts made by the founder of Bahraini diplomacy, the Deputy Prime Minister, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, throughout the years of his service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, extending thanks and appreciation to the Adviser to His Majesty the King for Diplomatic Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammad Al Khalifa, for his remarkable efforts during his tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Dr. Al-Zayani expressed his honest congratulations to all employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on this day, hailing the sincere efforts that they undertake to implement the tasks and duties assigned to them to safeguard the interests of the homeland and the citizens abroad, in addition to strengthening friendly and cooperative relations with brotherly and friendly countries, praising the dedicated efforts made by diplomatic missions abroad to deal with the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, and their outstanding contribution to ensuring the return of thousands of Bahraini citizens abroad to the homeland.
The Foreign Minister affirmed that the Ministry will continue to follow a foreign policy approach characterized by moderation, balance, flexibility, harmony and constructive cooperation with various nations and peoples, in compliance with the directives of His Majesty the King, and the esteemed government headed by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and within the framework of international charters and laws.
To conclude, he explained that the Ministry will continue to pursue its efforts to develop performance, improve productivity, upgrade the services assigned to it, and develop the capabilities of its diplomatic and administrative employees, within the framework of the ambitious plans it has adopted in this field, as it relies a lot on the tangible dedication of its employees to perform the tasks assigned to them in order to implement the foreign policy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in this bright era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.