Bahrain ‘keen to enhance US ties’

MANAMA: Finance and National Economy Minister Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa stressed Bahrain’s keenness to strengthen co-operation with the US in all business and investment sectors.

The minister underlined current challenges resulting from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) which, he said, requires concerted efforts to mitigate the pandemic impact on the global economy.

He made the statement during a remote meeting with the American Chamber of Commerce and the Bahrain-US Business Council. Bahrain’s Ambassador to Washington Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid Al Khalifa, US Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberel, WesPoint Home chief executive Jonathan Witmar, Bahrain Businessmen Association chairman Khalid Al Zayani and Bahrain US Business Council CEO Jennifer Miell took part in the remote meeting.

The minister highlighted Bahrain’s string of precautionary and pre-emptive measures to confront the pandemic, giving full priority to the health sector to protect public health.

He underlined the BD4.3 billion stimulus package and the royal directives to unify and step up national efforts to mitigate the pandemic impact on the local level to protect citizens and residents’ health and safety.

He outlined the government’s efforts to provide the necessary liquidity to support the private sector in order to withstand current fallout and preserve sustainable development, in addition to other viable initiatives aimed to support the national economy.

The remote meeting also discussed latest global economic developments and measures being undertaken to combat Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Source: http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/823359/Bahrain-‘keen-to-enhance-US-ties’

 

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