Manama, Nov.17 (BNA):
On behalf of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Deputy Premier, HH Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, received a written message addressed to HRH Premier from the Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte.
This came as the Deputy Prime Minister received at the Gudaibiya Palace today the Special Envoy of the Philippines President to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries, Mr. Amable Aguiluz, who is currently on a visit to Bahrain.
HH Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa lauded the friendly relations between Bahrain and the Philippines, which, he said, are progressing steadily thanks to the solid distinguished deep-rooted relations between the two friendly countries’ leaderships and peoples, as well as their understanding on issues of mutual interest.
He affirmed the keenness of the government, led by HRH the Prime Minister, to enhance relations with the Philippines and bolster cooperation with it to benefit the two friendly countries.
He expressed hope that during the coming period, joint action will be increased and new areas of bilateral cooperation will be opened, which, he said, will strengthen joint ties at the political, economic and cultural fields.
The Special Envoy of the Philippines President expressed sincere thanks and appreciation to HRH the Prime Minister for the efforts he is exerting to enhance cooperation between the two countries.
Amable Aguiluz stressed his country’s keenness to strengthen its relations with the kingdom in various fields, lauding the progress witnessed by Bahrain at all levels.
WHQ / source