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HM King Hamad receives President Trump. Image courtesy: BNA

Trump vows to strengthen ties with Bahrain

RIYADH, May 21, 2017

US President Donald Trump has affirmed that relations between his country and Bahrain will be strengthened and won't see any further tension.

The US President's remarks came during his meeting in Riyadh today with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain.

He said after the meeting: "Relations between our two countries are wonderful. Although they had been strained a little, there will be no tension with this administration. We will build a long-term relationship and I look forward to that as there are many common denominators."

In his statement, HM King Hamad said: "We have a great relationship with the United States of America which the president presented it so greatly. For Bahrain, it has been 120 years of relations with the US based on a very good foundation of mutual understanding and strategy that we worked upon and which led to great stability and prosperity in the region.

His Majesty King Hamad reviewed with President Trump the distinguished and progressive strategic and deep rooted relations between Bahrain and the US, stressing that they were based on deep links in all areas and on robust foundations of mutual respect and shared interests and values.

He highlighted the depth of the strategic alliance and partnership between the two friendly countries and Bahrain's keenness on moving ties towards wider horizons for the sake of common interests.

Bahrain is keen on working and cooperating with the US and the international community for the sake of the peoples of the region and their aspirations for development, security and peace, HM the King said.




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