The Saudi Council of Ministers, headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, decided on Wednesday to negotiate with Bahrain to raise the level of representation for the Saudi-Bahraini Coordination Council, to be headed by the crown princes of the two countries.
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa welcomed the Saudi decision and emphasized “the solid historical ties that unite the two countries, based on strong foundations of brotherhood, common visions and mutual understanding and coordination.”
Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Bahraini Crown Prince, renewed his keenness to achieve the vision of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, by strengthening relations between the two countries through the Bahraini-Saudi Coordination Council, in order to “further consolidate the distinguished relations between the two leaderships and brotherly peoples at all levels and achieve a more prosperous future that meets ambitions and aspirations.”
He also praised the efforts deployed by Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, to strengthen joint relations and push them towards a broader horizon of bilateral cooperation and coordination.
For his part, Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani, highly valued the step to rise the representation level of Saudi-Bahraini Coordination Council, stressing that the close ties between the two kingdoms were based on appreciation and mutual respect between the two leaderships and peoples.
In July 2019, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain announced the establishment of their Coordination Council that would be tasked with coordinating various political, military, economic, investment, media and social stances.
“The Council is important for enhancing coordination, cooperation and complementary between the two countries in various political, economic, investment, development, military and security fields, as well as in following up on the progress of work in all joint projects and initiatives, within the two kingdoms’ deep-rooted relations,” the Bahraini King said.