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NEWS WRAP: King ratifies law to combat terrorism

Bahrain News
Fri, 10 Aug 2018
GDN Online Desk

His Majesty King Hamad yesterday issued a law ratifying a co-operation agreement between Bahrain and Cyprus to combat terrorism, narcotics and psychotropic drugs, illegal immigration and other crimes.

Greetings sent

His Majesty yesterday sent a cable of congratulations to Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno on his country’s National Day.

US ties in focus

Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa received US Ambassador Justin Siberell
and discussed co-operation in justice and legal training.

UN support hailed

Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed Al Mutawa received UN Resident Co-ordinator in Bahrain Amin El Sharkawi. The minister thanked the UN for supporting Bahrain’s development efforts, citing the assistance provided by the UNDP to the kingdom during the preparation of its First Voluntary National Review, which was presented during the ministerial meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN headquarters.

RCO official praised

Health Minister Faeqa Al Saleh yesterday received Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) secretary general Dr Mustafa Al Sayed, and congratulated him on his new post as the Goodwill Ambassador for Humanitarian Affairs. She praised his efforts in the charitable and humanitarian work at the local and international level.

Top officials met

Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (Baca) president Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa yesterday received British Imperial War Museum director general Diane Elizabeth Lees and a delegation. They reviewed co-operation between the Bahrain National Museum and Imperial War Museum. 
Shaikha Mai separately received Korean Ambassador Koo Hyun-Mo and discussed co-operation to enrich cultural exchanges. She underlined Baca-led efforts to promote cultural life in Bahrain, hailing the participation of the Korean Philharmonic Orchestra in the 13th Spring of Culture.

BDF unit inspected

BDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi yesterday inspected military units and reviewed work procedures, as well as training programmes.

Expert visits SMC

Salmaniya Medical Complex hosted consultant ophthalmologist Dr Mustapha Kamel who examined 34 patients as part of the Visiting Doctor Programme. The Egyptian physician performed 16 operations on children and adults with crossed eyes (strabismus).

The Health Ministry is carrying out the programme in co-ordination with the High Committee for Overseas Treatment.

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