Bahrain’s PM congratulates UAE on National Day.

Bahrain’s Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has asserted that the joys of the UAE are the joys of Bahrain, stressing that his country shares with the UAE its National Day celebrations.

The festivities are spreading across the UAE and also Bahrain because they are brothers who share joys and sorrows, he said.

Prince Khalifa bin Salman lauded the UAE which, he said, was established on strong and solid bases, and has enjoyed progress and prosperity thanks to the efforts of the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the incumbent President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, along with other rulers of the Emirates.

When the UAE was unified, it became an economic, social and development power that benefited the people of the seven emirates, strengthened the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, and enhanced its immunity and influence, he said.

“What we share with the UAE is big and our fraternal bonds will be strengthened further as we are indivisible,” he added, noting that the UAE Federation is a successful model for unity and cohesion that is based on solid foundations thanks to which the country has made steadfast development strides.

He made the statements while visiting the residence of the UAE Ambassador to Bahrain, Abdul Ridha Abdulla Al-Khoury, who marked the UAE’s National Day.

Prince Khalifa lauded the progress being witnessed by the UAE in various fields, under its leadership, which, he said, has succeeded in strengthening pillars of a modern state thanks to their wisdom.

“The UAE’s celebration of its National Day is an occasion that is dear to all of us, in recognition of the role played by the sisterly state to support the GCC march, champion Arab and Islamic issues, and standing with its brothers under various circumstances,” he said.

On the occasion, he extended his deepest congratulations to the UAE leaders and the brotherly UAE people, wishing them further progress and prosperity.

He affirmed that the UAE enjoys a distinguished position in the heart of Bahraini citizens as a result of the long history of love and fraternity binding the two countries and their brotherly people. This march, he stressed, was spearheaded by the forefathers and fathers and continues till today.

He also lauded the UAE’s support for Bahrain under all circumstances, noting that it will remain proof of the depth of the brotherly relations between the two countries and their people.

He recalled the inspiring role played by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his stance in calling for strengthening GCC and Arab unity. He noted that the UAE leaders are following in the footsteps of the wise approach spearheaded by the founding rulers.

The prime minister expressed admiration for the outstanding level of the Bahraini-UAE relations and their steady progress in various fields, which, he said, reflects the shared keenness of the two countries’ leadership and people to set an outstanding model for constructive and fruitful co-operation.

The UAE Ambassador to Bahrain expressed heartfelt appreciation to the prime minister for his kind gesture and urge to share with them their celebrations of the UAE National Day, which, he said, reflects his love and appreciation for the country.

He further praised the progress and renaissance currently witnessed by the kingdom under its leadership, thanking the citizens of Bahrain for the sincere feelings they expressed while congratulating his country on its National Day.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs