By His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Ghassan Mohamed Adnan Shaikho |
Up to date: 2023-01-19 15:00
Coming into a brand new 12 months in 2023, we really feel a way of optimism as we sit up for new alternatives and the prospect to understand our full potential. Whether or not it’s in our private life or skilled careers, all of us take delight within the steady achievements of the Kingdom of Bahrain; and on the 14th of January, my colleagues and I take delight in celebrating the Day of Diplomacy of the Kingdom of Bahrain. In Bahrain, the 14th of January has been designated as a big day to honor the diplomats who persistently try to advance the Kingdom’s overseas coverage, values and pursuits, and to lift the nation’s international standing.
Over the previous 50 years, the Kingdom of Bahrain has labored to drive ahead its overseas coverage and to advertise the pursuits and rights of its residents. Within the gentle of the steering of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the continual help of His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Overseas Coverage relies on steadiness and moderation, searching for to help the efforts of the worldwide neighborhood to reinforce worldwide peace and safety, deal with international challenges and promote peaceable coexistence for all of humanity in an environment of mutual respect and non-interference within the inner affairs of different States.
Bahrain has a protracted historical past of encouraging and influencing the tradition of peaceable coexistence amongst all nations and other people of various religions and has earned its status as a peaceable nation that promotes prosperity for its folks via mutual respect, transparency, solidarity and non-interference within the inner affairs of different States.
The official go to of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Individuals’s Republic of China in 2013, and the go to to the Individuals’s Republic of China in 2002 by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, spouse of His Majesty the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and President of the Supreme Council for Ladies, in addition to the assembly between His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain and His Excellency Mr. Xi Jinping, The Honorable President of the Individuals’s Republic of China throughout the Arab-China Summit and the GCC-China Summit in Riyadh in December 2022, additional strengthened the superb relations between the 2 pleasant nations.
The Kingdom of Bahrain is dedicated to enhancing its place at each the regional and worldwide ranges by establishing relations and deepening its cooperation with many nations world wide. The Kingdom of Bahrain and the Individuals’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations 33 years in the past and have been repeatedly growing their cooperation quickly, constructing on the strong foundations of their partnership by increasing cooperation throughout numerous sectors together with info and communication applied sciences, tourism, monetary companies, manufacturing, logistics, and others.
Bahrain is at present engaged on growing numerous plans and methods to draw Chinese language vacationers to Bahrain via street exhibits, exhibitions and particular excursions, and has only recently opened the nation’s largest Worldwide Exhibition and Conference Heart. This heart can function a global multipurpose business hub and provides the Individuals’s Republic of China an additional means to advertise its famend merchandise to worldwide markets. Moreover, Bahrain has already attracted among the largest Chinese language names to Bahrain who’ve made vital investments within the nation, together with the ICT large, Huawei, and China Worldwide Marine Containers Firm (CIMC). In 2014, Bahrain turned the primary GCC nation to supply visas on arrival to Chinese language vacationers and, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Bahrain was amongst one of many first nations to approve the emergency use of Chinese language-made vaccines.
Through the years, as Bahrain started its diversification journey, our two nations signed quite a few agreements, protocols and MOUs to strengthen our partnership and collaboration throughout all fields. In the present day, oil represents lower than 20% of our GDP and over 80% is in non-oil industries. Because of Bahrain’s efforts in streamlining business procedures to reinforce the Kingdom’s attractiveness, Bahrain now boasts the area’s greatest worth working prices with a extremely aggressive taxation system and a extremely expert bilingual native workforce. On the coronary heart of this success lies an agile and accessible ecosystem with a forward-thinking authorities and a transparent imaginative and prescient for the longer term.
This 12 months, Bahrain ranked first in a number of international indices, together with the primary in Mena for Monetary Freedom, Funding Freedom, and Commerce Freedom in response to the Heritage Basis’s Index of Financial Freedom 2022 and first in Mena for Financial Freedom in response to the Fraser Institute.
We’re pleased with our glorious and longstanding relations with the Individuals’s Republic of China and the exceptional accomplishments made by the diplomatic corps in each nations, and as we glance to the longer term we hope to proceed to prosper collectively. The superb relations that so fortunately exist between our two pleasant nations are growing and ascending to increased horizons.
The creator is the Bahraini Ambassador to China.
The views do not essentially characterize these of China Every day.
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