Bahrain-UK relations get major boost
Manama, November 3, 2010
Bahrain and Britain have agreed to establish a joint committee to promote bilateral relations.
Foreign Ministry adviser Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani signed a memorandum of understanding to this end with British Ambassador Jamie Bowden.
The deal follows an agreement reached between His Majesty King Hamad and British Prime Minister David Cameron in their meeting in London in July.
The two leaders agreed then to set up a joint task force to promote strong historic ties and bolster the bridges of co-operation.
During the first official meeting, the two sides discussed long-standing bilateral relations.
The 'rich partnership' bonding Bahrain and Britain was further anchored by the friendship treaty of 1971.
This year the two countries are marking the 40th anniversary of the pact, which signalled Bahrain's independence from the UK.
The two sides pledged to bolster co-operation and step up consultation in all sectors, stressing their determination to strengthen relations further.
They also agreed to promote co-operation in key sectors, particularly culture, education, trade, investments, defence, security and foreign policy.-TradeArabia News Service