MANAMA: His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa received here the Special Envoy of the Malaysian Premier and Chairman of the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Tun Musa Hitam, currently on a visit to the Kingdom.
HRH Premier affirmed the importance of consolidating cooperation among Islamic countries in order to boost and support the Islamic economy in light of the Islamic countries’ huge potentials.
He also called for the need to enhance and broaden communication among Islamic countries, and build bridges of cooperation between the Muslim and Non-Muslim worlds, noting that the Islamic economy is the fastest growing in the world and has become an integral part of the global economy.
HRH the Prime Minister asserted that security is an essential pre-requisite for the economy to grow and prosper, warning that the “suspicious” acts in the regions pose a serious threat to the global economy, and, therefore, have to be contained in order to ensure stability.
HRH Premier praised the advanced level of the Bahraini-Malaysian relations, and their steady growth in various fields, stressing the need to enhance bilateral economic cooperation by launching joint projects.
He said that the two countries can take advantage of the existing opportunities to upgrade bilateral cooperation, in particular, and GCC-Asian cooperation, in general.
Tun Musa Hitam lauded the progress and modernisation witnessed by the Kingdom in all fields, especially the economic one, thanks to the “successful” plans and programmes adopted by the government, led by HRH Premier.
He praised the Government of Bahrain’s support to all initiatives aiming to launch new formulas of economic cooperation among Islamic states, which will promote their status and effective economic role in the global economy.