Bahrain, France Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Diplomatic Ties

Top French and Bahrain diplomats on Wednesday celebrated 50 years anniversary of establishment of their diplomatic relations, in which they reiterated commitments to boost ties, strengthen partnership, and widen cooperation across various areas.

Speaking in a ceremony in the French embassy in Manama, Ambassador Jerome Cauchard said that special bonds of friendship linked French-Bahrain deep-rooted relations.

Cauchard said they have many more events to celebrate between the two countries this year, including a big economic event to be organized in March, the French National Day in July, and the Bilateral Committee for Cooperation in Paris at the end of the year.

In his part, Bahrain Foreign Affairs Ministry Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Dr. Shaikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, had expressed pride in the robust relations with the French.

Al Khalifa said that Bahrain and France had made very positive progress in political, economic, cultural, and education fields.

“We are very glad to see the development in our trade volume between Bahrain and France,” Al Khalifa said, adding “Bahraini students are studying in France. Today we can see that the French language is taught in both public and private schools and in higher education.”

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