12 Gulf Daily News Monday, 19th January 2015 Email: [email protected] UK horse show success hailed His Majesty King Hamad yesterday lauded the success of Royal Windsor Horse show held under the auspices of Queen Elizabeth. This came as he received at sakhir Palace Royal Windsor Horse show director Brigadier simon Brooks. His Majesty said the kingdom has been taking part in the Royal Windsor Horse show and achieving advanced positions and results. He said Bah- n His Majesty receives Mr Brooks rain’s participation is part of long-standing solid relations bonding the two kingdoms. Bahrain should take advantage of the festival, attended by officials from all over the world, to promote its achievements in various fields, he said. The King pointed out that such events confirm the dis- tinguished status of the sport, stressing that Bahrain has the best genuine Arabian horse studs which are registered in the World Arabian Horse Organisation. He said Bahrain, represented by the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation, allocates special importance to the Royal Windsor Horse show, and is keen to ensure its success through effective participation in its various competitions. n His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa received the Al Asfoor family, led by Shaikh Abdul Hussain Al Asfoor, who thanked him for extending condolences on the death of Shaikh Ahmed bin Khalaf Al Asfoor. n King thanked His Majesty King Hamad yesterday received a cable of thanks from Gulf Arab states Educational Research centre director Dr Marzouq Yousef Al Ghunaim following a symposium on the variables affecting the academic achievements of students in grades seven to nine in Bahrain. His Royal Highness Prince salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, crown Prince, Deputy supreme commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, received a similar cable. n Book presented Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa yesterday received Arwa Al Sayed, author and councillor of Bahrain’s embassy in Turkey, who presented her new book. n Plans reviewed HOusinG Minister Bassem Al Hamer yesterday received MPs Majid Al Majid and Jalal Khadhim Hassan and reviewed housing schemes and services in their constituencies. n Boost for Iraq ties LABour Minister Jameel Humaidan yesterday received iraqi Ambassador Dr Ahmed nayef rashid Al Dulaimi and discussed exchanging expertise. n Co-operation ‘vital’ inDusTRY and commerce Minister Zayed Al Zayani yesterday met chinese Ambassador li chen and stressed the importance of mutual visits and joint initiatives to promote economic co-operation. l Mr Al Zayani also met civil service Bureau president Ahmed bin Zayed Al Zayed and urged co-operation to develop human resources. n Rights strides highlighted BAHrAin’S human rights achievements were highlighted as Shura Council member nawar Al Mahmoud took part in a meeting of the islamic Parliament’s human rights committee in istanbul, Turkey. He highlighted the royal reforms and establishment of human rights organisations to protect and promote the rights of citizens in Bahrain. Mr Al Mahmoud noted the establishment of the national institution for Human rights, Ombudsman Office and Prisoners and Detainees rights Commission. n Deputy Premier Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa yesterday received Rotary District 2452 Club governor Khalil Al Sharif, deputy governor Mazin Ahmed Al Imran and former governor Najad Al Atasi, who outlined preparations to host the second Rotary International Conference in Bahrain in March. n BDF Commander-in-Chief Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa yesterday received Commander of the US Naval Forces Central Command and Fifth Fleet ViceAdmiral John W Miller and discussed military co-operation. Scheme to ensure schoolchildren’s safety POlicE in Muharraq are launching a scheme to ensure the safety of schoolchildren. The Muharraq police station aims to protect children who walk to school by determining suitable routes for them and deploying policemen there. This was revealed as interior Minister lt Gen shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa yesterday visited the Muharraq Governorate police directorate. He was received by Public security chief Major General Tariq Al Hassan and the General Director of Muharraq Governorate Police. The minister thanked the depart- n The Interior Minister visits the police directorate ment’s personnel, hailing their professionalism and round-the-clock work to safeguard the security of the nation. He stressed the need to continue efforts to reinforce community partnership. He also asserted the importance of breaking social misconceptions that stop people from filing complaints at police stations. The interior Minister was briefed on work at the operations room of the department that has been equipped with trained manpower and latest technology for swift and active response to all cases. He was also informed of steps to regulate traffic flow at markets and duties of the team assigned to inspect security of shops in association with concerned bodies. n Team takes part in forum A BAHRAini parliamentary delegation led by parliament secretary-general Abdulla Al Dosari is taking part in the 10th Parliamentary union of the Oic member states in istanbul. The event is being held under the theme “Responding to the challenges of the 21st century: World peace; justice; stability and security.” n The Interior Minister yesterday received MP Adel Al Asoomi and discussed ways of reinforcing Bahrain’s security and stability. n Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi yesterday visited Hunainiya Secondary Boys School in the Southern Governorate and was reassured on work progress. The BD5 million state-of-the-art school accommodates 1,300 students and offers modern educational facilities. The design adopts energy-saving methods such as thermal insulation for roofs and walls and heat insulating glass, and takes into account facilities for students with special needs.
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