The Deputy King, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, today chaired the weekly Cabinet Meeting at Gudaibiya Palace.
His Royal Highness extended his sincere gratitude for the trust His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has bestowed upon the Government to serve the Kingdom and its citizens.
HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad affirmed the Government’s commitment to implementing His Majesty the King’s Royal Directives to achieve the aspirations of Bahraini citizens and to complete the implementation of the 2019-2022 Government Program, which was launched by the government during the premiership of the late HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, through cooperation with the Legislative Authority.
His Royal Highness noted that despite the global challenges presented over the past few years, Team Bahrain was able to ensure the Kingdom’s prosperity and ongoing development, with a wide-range of achievements, such as the successful implementation of the royal directives to providing 40,000 housing units, the opening of the passenger terminal at the new Bahrain International Airport, the establishment of the Exhibition World Bahrain, Al Dur 2 Independent Water and Power Project, the infrastructure and electricity projects, continued adoption of digital transformation in government services, the launch of the Economic Recovery Plan and its priorities, as well as the Fiscal Balance Programme, and the provision of investment opportunities in major strategic development projects worth USD 30 billion, including new cities, and investment and industrial zones. Simultaneously, the construction of strategic road and infrastructure projects, and projects that advanced the health and education sectors were also key successes in the Kingdom's development.
His Royal Highness outlined the Kingdom’s commitment to improving services provided to Bahraini citizens, including housing, health, educational and social services, and increasing public-private partnerships to further the Kingdom’s development.
HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad commended public sector professionals who have turned challenges into opportunities and achievements in line with the Kingdom’s comprehensive development, led by HM the King.
HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister extended his congratulations to the newly elected members of the Council of Representatives, wishing them success in carrying out their national responsibilities and loyally serving the Kingdom and its citizens.
His Royal Highness noted the Council of Representative's efforts, during the fifth legislative term, and cooperation with the Executive Authority. In this regard, His Royal Highness emphasised the importance of furthering ongoing cooperation between the Executive and Legislative Authorities, to meet the Kingdom's development goals that benefit Bahraini citizens.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, HE Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, extended his gratitude, on his and the Cabinet’s behalf, to HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister. The Deputy Prime Minister added that His Royal Highness's directives have strengthened the Government's ability to overcome challenges and deliver results that benefit the country and its citizens.
HE Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla expressed that it is both his and the Cabinet’s honour to serve the Government, led by HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and advance the Kingdom’s comprehensive development, led by His Majesty the King.
The Cabinet congratulated His Majesty the King on Bahrain’s successful hosting of the fourth edition of the Bahrain International Trophy. The Cabinet noted that increasing global participation in the race by international stables and owners cements Bahrain's status in horse racing.
The Cabinet commended the efforts of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club High Committee, His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, for organising a successful race that adds to the Kingdom's successes in hosting major sporting events.
The Cabinet highlighted the importance of the 18th edition of the IISS Manama Dialogue for strengthening regional and global cooperation to achieve security and stability.
The Cabinet noted that international participation in the forum reflects the global appreciation of Bahrain’s initiatives to support peace and dialogue, which leads to achieving security and stability.