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Britain's Prince Charles to visit Bahrain

He will be welcomed by Prince Salman

  • By Habib ToumiBureau Chief
  • Published: 16:45 February 21, 2014
  • Gulf News

Prince Charles
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  • Britain's Prince Charles.

Manama: Prince Charles will visit Bahrain and call on the royal family on Friday, the British embassy in Manama said.

“The Prince’s visit will follow his visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which took place from Monday 17 to Friday 21 February 2014,” the statement released on Friday said.

“The Prince of Wales will be welcomed by His Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Prince of Wales will then call on His Majesty King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa,” the embassy said.

Iain Lindsay, the UK ambassador in Bahrain said that the UK-Bahrain relationship “is a warm, close and long-standing one.”

“Our first agreement of friendship dates from 1816, which is why over the next two years, leading up to 2016, we shall be celebrating the bicentenary of bilateral relations,” he said in the statement. “I am delighted His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales is visiting Bahrain. The British Royal Family has a strong and well-established relationship with the Bahraini Royal Family. This visit underlines the strength of the UK’s bilateral ties with Bahrain,” he said.

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