12 Gulf Daily News Thursday, 15th January 2015 Email: [email protected] n King thanked His Majesty King Hamad yesterday received a cable of thanks from Qatari Amir shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in reply to a cable of congratulations on his country’s National Day. n Sirisena congratulated His Majesty yesterday sent a cable of congratulations to sri Lankan President-elect Maithripala sirisena on his election. His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, sent similar cables. n Deputy Premier Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa yesterday received Japanese Ambassador Kiyoshi Asako and discussed co-operation, stressing the importance of activating bilateral agreements. n BDF Commander-in-Chief Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa yesterday received Royal Guard Commander Staff Colonel Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and lauded his efforts to enhance combative readiness of the Guards. n Cables received THE Prime Minister yesterday received a cable of thanks from Kuwaiti Amir shaikh sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al sabah in reply to his cable of condolences on the death of shaikha shikha sabah Al Nasser Al sabah. The Premier received a similar cable of thanks from Kuwaiti Crown Prince shaikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al sabah. l The Prime Minister yesterday received a cable of thanks from Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain in reply to his condolences cable on the terrorist attack against Pakistani Army-run school in Peshawar. He received a similar cable from Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz sharif. n Bahrain’s young backed THe King’s personal representative for charity work and youth affairs and supreme Council for Youth and sport chairman shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa affirmed that Bahrain is keen on involving the youth in the march of construction and modernisation and outlining their major responsibilities in Bahrain’s comprehensive development process to promote the King’s reform project. in a statement to Mayadeen magazine, Shaikh Nasser said Bahraini youngsters are the kingdom’s real assets, through their participation in various areas of development and remarkable role in the parliamentary and municipal elections. n Deal helps job-seekers THE Labour Ministry and Asry have signed a partnership agreement. Under the deal, Asry will hire 15 high school graduates (technical stream) who qualified from the ministry’s project themed ‘With My Hand i Build My Country’. Ministry Under-secretary sabah Al Dossary and Asry chief executive Nils Kristian Berge signed the agreement, in the presence of senior officials. Mr Al Dossary affirmed that signing the agreement comes within the framework of hiring and rehabilitating job-seekers in the private sector, highlighting that the ministry aims to recruit 10,000 job-seekers in its project ‘Employment and Rehabilitation of Bahrainis 2’. n The BDF Commander-in-Chief yesterday honoured the Royal Special Force and the Fourth Infantry Regiment which topped the combat and administrative aptitude test. Minister of Defence Affairs Lieutenant General Yousif bin Ahmed Al Jalahma, Chief of Staff Lt Gen Dhiab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, Royal Guard Commander Staff Colonel Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and senior officers attended. n The BDF Commander-in-Chief yesterday received Abdulla bin Ahmed bin Hindi and sons and exchanged cordial talks. n The Interior Minister yesterday received parliamentary secretary general Abdulla Khalaf Al Dosary and discussed co-operation to strengthen security and stability. n Interior Minister Lieutenant General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa yesterday received new officers who took their oath in the presence of Public Security chief Major General Tariq Al Hassan. n Labour Minister and Labour Market Regulatory Authority chairman Jameel Humaidan yesterday received MP Majid Ibrahim Al Majid and outlined training and employment projects. n Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza yesterday received Bahrain’s Ambassador to China Dr Anwar Abdulla and discussed ways of bolstering co-operation in oil and petrochemicals sectors. n Expo opens today THe Berber Women of Morocco Expo will open today at the Bahrain National Museum. The exhibition, which will run until April 15, is being held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess sabeeka bint ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty and Supreme Council for Women president. The Culture directorate is organising the expo in co-operation with Pierre Berger, Jardin Majorelle’s Musée Berbère in Marrakech and Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. n Garden Bazaar lined up BAHRAiN Noor El Ain Festival is collaborating with the popular Farmers’ Market in Budaiya in preparation for the festival’s Garden Bazaar launching on saturday. The bazaar, which will last a week, will feature local celebrity chefs taking part in a live cooking demonstration for visitors alongside Master Chef Bahrain winner Kevin Denecke from Cucina italiana. Chefs taking part include Chef Abbas Mahdi from the Ritz-Carlton, Bushido’s Chef Noor Murad and Chef Mark Dickey from the Organic Café. n Gulf Jurists Forum set BahraiN will host the second Arab Gulf Jurists Forum 2015 organised by Bahrain Bar Society in association with Actsmart PR Consultancy from March 3-5. n Deputised by the Prime Minister, Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi took part in the final session of the 19th meeting of Arab ministers in charge of cultural affairs in Riyadh, at the invitation of the Arab League’s Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation. It saw the launch of the Riyadh Declaration and a call to condemn all sorts of violence and terrorism that target educational institutions, hospitals or civil sites. The conference also called to boost pan-Arab cultural co-operation. n The parliament chairman yesterday underlined solid historic relations between Bahrain and Britain. He was speaking as he received British Ambassador Iain Lindsay, in the presence of parliament’s first deputy chairman Ali Al Aradi and embassy head of political affairs department Melanie Scarlett. Mr Al Mulla stressed the importance of promoting parliamentary co-operation with the British House of Commons and availing of British parliamentary experience. Both sides discussed Arab and international issues of common interest, including the need to foster regional security and stability and combat terrorism. n Parliament chairman Ahmed Al Mulla highlighted Bahrain’s steady strides in democratic development and preservation of human rights culture as guaranteed by royal reforms. This came as he received Riyadh-based Denmark Ambassador Ole Freese Massen. He commended bilateral relations and the need to promote co-operation in political, economic, cultural and parliamentary fields. n Shura Council chairman Ali Saleh Al Saleh yesterday received the British Ambassador and discussed parliamentary and democratic process. They also exchanged views on latest regional and international developments. He separately received Iraqi Ambassador Ahmed Al Dulaimi.
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