Bahrain, UK Discuss Bilateral Issues, Middle East Crisis
The Middle East crisis and expanding relations between Bahrain and Britain topped the agenda on Monday in a meeting between British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and Bahrain’s emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa, in London, reported the Gulf Daily News.
The emir arrived in London on Sunday on a tour that will also take him to Morocco.
The paper said that the two sides reviewed the “fine relations linking Bahrain and the United Kingdom in political, economic and trade fields, and means of boosting them in the light of a joint vision for the future of these ties.”
The emir praised the deep-rooted and historic relations joining the two countries, and the ongoing progress of these relations for the benefit of their peoples, said the paper.
Earlier, the two countries signed a “pioneering” IT agreement, said the paper.
The agreement was signed by Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa and his counterpart, Straw.
Sheikh Mohammed hailed the signing and said that information technology had become a gateway to future world trade and a vital key to inter-governmental cooperation.
He highlighted the importance of establishing links between Bahrain University and British universities – Albawaba.com