Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain, said this when he met the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Dr A. Saj U. Mendis, at Gudaibiya Palace, the Bahrain News Agency reported.
During the meeting, Prince Salman welcomed the steady growth of ties between Bahrain and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka across a range of areas.
Prince Salman also noted that continuing to strengthen bilateral relations with Sri Lanka underlines the Kingdom’s commitment to further enhancing trade relations and cultural exchange with South Asian countries.
He added that on-going bilateral visits between Bahrain and South Asian countries plays an important role in bolstering all levels of bilateral relations.
Prince Salman then welcomed the newly appointed Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Kingdom, and wished him every success in his new diplomatic assignment.
In response, the Sri Lankan Ambassador expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to meet with Prince Salman and emphasised Sri Lanka’s commitment to further strengthening ties with the Kingdom. (Colombo Gazette)