(Washington) – A parliamentary delegation led by MP Isa Al-Kooheji held a meeting with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs in the Near East Bureau at the US Department of State Timothy Lenderking and stressed Bahrain’s keenness on developing economic relations with the United States of America.
The parliamentary delegation arrived in Washington DC on a visit to the US at the invitation of the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), an offshoot of the US Department of Commerce.
Kooheji underlined Bahrain’s development and modernization strides under the reform project which was launched by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, stressing the importance of developing trade cooperation agreements and commercial laws.
He said that Bahrain represents a beaconof peaceful co-existence and interfaith tolerance, stressing freedom to exercise religious liberties as epitomized by the King Hamad Global Centre for Interfaith Dialogue and Peaceful Coexistence.
Lenderking stressed deep-rooted relations binding the US and Bahrain, highlighting the US foreign policy in light of regional and international developments.
He focused particularly on regional crises facing the Middle East, saying that his country’s foreign policy aims to develop US national interests, support peace and combat violence and terrorism.
He hailed the efforts led by HM the King to bolster bilateral relations, reiterating his country’s commitment to maintaining security and stability in the Arabian Gulf region.
The parliamentary delegation visited the US Congress Library and met experts from the Security and Cooperation Committee.