UN ties role recalled

      Published on Sunday, 15 November , 2020      565      
UN ties role recalled

  • Government

A FORMER United Nations official yesterday recalled the strong co-operation he received from the late Premier during his tenure.

Nejib Friji, served as director of UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Manama from 2006 to 2015.

He is currently Middle East and North Africa (Mena) director of the International Peace Institute’s (IPI) regional office in Manama.

“I express my deepest condolences to the leaders of Bahrain and its people following the sad demise of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa,” he told the GDN yesterday.

“I recalled the key role the Honourable Prime Minister played and his government by reinforcing ties between Bahrain and the United Nations.”

He highlighted that annually during UN Day marked globally on October 24, the Premier would always issue a statement that reflected the significant partnership.

Meanwhile, Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) chairman Dr Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa noted that the leader was “a fervent supporter of national research efforts, since his first steps as a founder of Bahrain’s modern development”.

“He leaves a legacy of initiatives and endorsements that the kingdom and Derasat are proud of and motivated to build upon,” added Dr Shaikh Abdulla.

Others who offered their condolences included the King Fahad Causeway Authority, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Bahrain and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – GCC office.

Flags were flown at half-staff at the British Embassy yesterday in mourning for the leader as they offered their sincere condolences to the people of Bahrain on their sad loss.

Category Government | 2020/11/15 latest update at 3:30 PM
Source : GDN Online | Photocredit : Google
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