The planned King Hamad Causeway represents a quantum leap for the transportation sector and the movement of travellers between the two countries, they said, stressing the importance of linking Bahrain with the planned GCC railways project.
This came as His Majesty King Hamad, 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
Premier, separately met Saudi Minister of Transport Dr Nabil bin Mohammed Al Amoudi.
His Majesty took pride in deep-rooted historic relations binding Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, hailing advanced co-operation in all fields, particularly joint ventures in the transportation sector.
Present during the talks was Saudi Railways Organisation president Dr Rumaih Mohammed Al Rumaih.
Dr Al Amoudi conveyed greetings from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who wished
Bahrain and its people further progress and prosperity.
His Majesty paid tribute to King Salman for his honourable stances in support of Bahrain and its people, hailing his efforts to bolster Bahraini-Saudi relations and serve the causes of the Arab and Islamic nations.
He lauded Saudi Arabia’s landmark development strides.
The King stressed the importance of exchanging such key visits which, he said, play a crucial role in strengthening co-ordination in the transportation sector.
He hailed Saudi efforts to optimise services for passengers on King Fahad Causeway to ensure the smooth flow of traffic, as well as import and export.
During talks with Dr Al Amoudi, the Prime Minister said “bridges of love” have linked the peoples of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia long ago and since the era of the late King Abdulaziz before man-made bridges which have facilitated movement and transport between them.
The Premier pointed out that the two kingdoms enjoy a shared history, distinguished relations and constant keenness to achieve their peoples’ interests.
The Prime Minister hailed Saudi’s achievements, under the leadership of King Salman in the transportation sector.
The Premier stressed the importance of intensifying meetings between officials to bolster co-operation across various sectors.
He commended the efforts being exerted by Saudi Arabia to achieve co-operation among Arab and GCC countries, and safeguard regional security and stability amid the current challenges.
The Saudi minister thanked the Premier for his unwavering support to strengthen relations between the two countries.
He praised the Premier’s visions and steps aimed at consolidating joint Arab and GCC action, lauding the progress boom currently witnessed by Bahrain in various fields.
The Crown Prince said the Gulf railway project represented a step forward in shared economic and strategic interests.
During the meeting, he highlighted the longstanding ties between the kingdoms which are underpinned by a joint commitment to advance collaboration at all levels.
He said King Hamad Causeway symbolises historic partnership between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
The Crown Prince emphasised the important role the logistics and transportation sectors play in advancing sustainable development and connectivity in both countries.
He noted that the substantial number of development projects across the region reflects the role that infrastructure and logistical advancements can have in further improving living standards and public services for citizens.