Bahrain's security forces 'strengthened'
Manama, March 17, 2014
Bahrain's security forces have been significantly strengthened to protect the nation's stability and fight terror, Cabinet heard yesterday.
Training has been stepped up and its quality improved. The move was reflected yesterday in the Prime Minister's keenness to patronise graduation ceremonies of the 6th and 9th batches of the Royal Police Academy students in Safra, ministers heard.
Measures to enhance police readiness topped the agenda as His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the weekly Cabinet session, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, attended.
In other developments, the government vowed its backing for exhibitions that showcase the work of Bahraini artists and convey their message to the world.
The Cabinet cited the Muharraqi Art Display, organised by Shaikh Ebrahim Centre for Culture and Research.
It also heard that the government is seeking to open a new branch of Bahrain University in Muharraq, and allocate land to set up private universities.
Authorities were directed to co-ordinate with the Education Ministry and other bodies to implement these projects.
Statements by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki and false aggressive allegations against Saudi Arabia were condemned at the session. - TradeArabia News Service