HRH the Premier
Top European honour for Bahrain Premier
Manama, August 21, 2013
Bahrain’s HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has been honoured for his efforts to enhance global relations by a major European organisation.
The Premier has been honoured with the European Award for the International Personality of the Year for 2013 by the Association of Arab Economists and Administrators in the European Union, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
The award, announced at the association's meeting at its headquarters in the Netherlands, will be presented at a ceremony on October 10.
The Premier has translated the association's vision of bridging Arab-European relations through professional partnership, said its president Prof Majeed Khalil Hussain.
The award aims to recognise merit and excellence in international relations, he pointed out.
The non-profit organisation works to strengthen economic relations between professionals from the Arab world and Europe in the commerce and economic fields.
Several high profile European and Arab professionals are members of the association. Prominent Bahrainis among them include Arab-Netherlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Hassan bin Ibrahim Kamal, Hague Centre for Strategic Research and Studies president Professor Yousif Abdul Ghaffar, European Centre for Civil Society Organisations president Mohammed Abdul Kareem Al Manie, European Centre for Banking and Finance Studies president Dr Osama Bahar and MP Ebtisam Al Hijris, who is president of the European Centre for Businesswomen. – TradeArabia News Service