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MANAMA, Dec 10: The King of Bahrain Hamad bin Issa on Friday lauded the pivotal role of Saudi Arabia for defending Arab causes and backing up joint action at the Arab and Gulf levels. Bahrain News Agency quoted the monarch as praising the fruitful visit by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to the kingdom, saying it would serve interests of the two brotherly countries and contribute to cementing the brotherly relations. BNA quoted the Saudi Crown Prince as expressing deep gratitude for the warm welcome he was accorded and commended the Bahraini King for his major role in boosting the brotherly relations between the two countries.
Moreover, the Crown Prince wished the Bahraini people lasting progress and prosperity under leadership of the sagacious king. The official news agency said the talks between the king and the Saudi heir apparent dealt with the historic and distinctive relations and means of boosting cooperation in various sectors, in addition to to regional and international issues. Crown Prince Mohammad visited Bahrain as part of a Gulf tour that began in Oman and later included the UAE and Qatar. (KUNA)