Social Development Minister receives IMF delegation

Manama, Osama bin Ahmed Khalaf Al Asfoor, Minister of Social Development, received a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by John Bluedorn, Deputy Division Chief in the Regional Analytics and Strategy Division of the Middle East …

Manama, Osama bin Ahmed Khalaf Al Asfoor, Minister of Social Development, received a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by John Bluedorn, Deputy Division Chief in the Regional Analytics and Strategy Division of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the IMF. The meeting reviewed the ministry's efforts in social development and rehabilitation. They discussed the executive plan of the National Strategy for People with Disabilities and means to protect various groups of society, including the elderly and people with disabilities. For his part, Bluedorn thanked the ministry for its efforts and emphasised the IMF's keenness to further strengthen cooperation. Source: Bahrain News Agency

Dawn of Storms 28 tactical naval exercise kicks off

Manama, Lieutenant General Theyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, Chief of Staff of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) attended the naval drill, Dawn of Storms 28, which kicked off today.

The military exercise is conducted by the Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) wi…

Manama, Lieutenant General Theyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, Chief of Staff of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) attended the naval drill, Dawn of Storms 28, which kicked off today. The military exercise is conducted by the Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) with the participation of units and branches of the BDF, the National Guard and the Interior Ministry. The BDF Chief of Staff conveyed the greetings of Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, BDF Commander-in-Chief to the organisers and participants. He also convayed the Commander-in-Chief best wishes to all participants in the exercise. In his opening remarks , Lt. Gen. Al Nuaimi emphasised that the Dawn of Storms exercise is one of the most important exercises carried out by the BDF, which contributes to refining the military capabilities and raising the efficiency of the participants. He added that the exercise also aims to enhance the participants' skills through implementing maritime tactical operations throughout various stages of the exercise, holding specialised training programs and using the latest naval technologies. Source: Bahrain News Agency

GCC Secretary General receives Yemeni Foreign Minister

Riyadh, Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), received Dr. Shaya Al Zindani, the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs of Yemen.

Albudaiwi congratulated the minister on his appo…

Riyadh, Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), received Dr. Shaya Al Zindani, the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs of Yemen. Albudaiwi congratulated the minister on his appointment, wishing him success in performing his duties. The meeting discussed the importance of the joint ministerial meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the GCC and Yemen, to be held on June 11, in Doha. The Secretary General emphasised the statement of the Supreme Council of the GCC in its 44th session held in December 2023 in Doha. The statement included full support for the Presidential Leadership Council, headed by Dr. Rashad Mohammed Al Alimi, and the entities supporting him to achieve security and stability in Yemen. The two sides reviewed the latest developments in Yemen and the impact of the Houthi operations in the Red Sea on the regional and global economic conditions, and international efforts to resolve the Yemeni issue. The Secretary General emph asised the GCC's support for all efforts aimed at reaching a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis following the three terms of reference represented by the Gulf Initiative and its implementation mechanism, the outcomes of the comprehensive National Dialogue Conference, and Security Council Resolution 2216 to achieve security and stability in Yemen. Source: Bahrain News Agency