Manama on May 7 (BNA): Participation of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, in the coronation ceremony of His Majesty King Charles III of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Africa. Ireland and the Head of the Commonwealth have demonstrated the deep-rooted friendship between the two countries.
His Majesty the King said that attending the coronation ceremony embodies the strength of the relations between the two countries and the royal families, and the bilateral strategic relations that have lasted for more than 200 years.
His Majesty affirmed that he will continue to work closely with His Majesty King Charles III to develop these distinguished relations.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, during his meeting with James Cleverly, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development, stressed the importance of strategic relations between the two countries. His Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister said that this has provided a solid foundation that serves the development of bilateral relations and cooperation.
In addition to their strong cooperation, Bahrain and the United Kingdom share similar views and have collaborated to address many international developments. The two countries also share a strong belief that cooperation and peace are what enable humanity to achieve further progress and growth.
Joint work, partnership and cooperation between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Kingdom have been strengthened by agreements and memorandums of understanding in various fields.
Leaders of the two countries have exchanged visits on many occasions.
Bahrain has been the main stop of His Majesty King Charles III during his Gulf and Arab tours since he was crown prince.
The first visit of His Majesty King Charles III to Bahrain was in 1986, and the last visit was in 2016, on the occasion of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of friendship between Bahrain and the United Kingdom. The visit included a meeting with His Majesty King Hamad and an extensive program of community activities.