On the special occasion of Bahrain’s National Day, Gulf Insider takes a closer look at relationships between Bahrain and some of its major trading partners.
What are your country’s main trading activities with Bahrain?
Friendship between China and Bahrain dates back to ancient times and will be everlasting. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1989, especially H.M. King Hamad’s successful state visit to China in 2013, our bilateral relations have kept favorable momentum of development. Under the guidance of the leaders of our two countries and the joint efforts of our two people’s, the high level exchanges have become more frequent, mutual trust has been constantly strengthened, economic cooperation has been greatly promoted, cultural and educational exchanges have achieved great success.
Is there anything that makes your country’s relationship with Bahrain special?
China will join hands with Bahrain to implement the common consensus of President Xi Jinping and H.M. King Hamad and promote our bilateral friendly cooperative relations into a new level.
Any interesting news, recent or historical, about your country’s relations with Bahrain?
Since I assumed my mission on 19 April 2018, I have presented credential to H.M. King Hamad and copy of credential to H.E. Shaikh Khalid, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and intensively met with more than 70 senior officials of Bahrain. I deeply felt that the Bahraini government and all sectors of society attach great importance to develop relations with China, and regard China as an important and reliable cooperative partner. Bahrain attaches more importance to China’s rising international status and influence and is eager to strengthen cooperation with China on international and multilateral affairs, enhance coordination and cooperation on international and regional issues with common concerns and safeguard our common interests. I am full of confidence to the bright future and prospect of China-Bahrain relations!
Any short message for our readers on Bahrain’s National Day?
On the occasion of the coming National Day of the Kingdom of Bahrain, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Bahrain government and people!