Manama, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, at the Al-Safriya Palace.
Dr. Al-Zayani took the official oath before HM the King following the issuance of a Royal Decree, appointing him to his post.
HM King Hamad congratulated the Foreign Affairs Minister, wishing him every success in assuming his patriotic responsibilities of serving Bahrain and its people.
HM the King lauded Dr. Al-Zayani's competence and experience that entitle him to perform his duties to the fullest.
HM King Hamad wished Advisor to HM the King for Diplomatic Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, every success in carrying out his new duties.
HM the King expressed pride in the achievements attained by Bahraini diplomacy throughout its long history, commending Bahraini diplomatic competencies' efforts that have enhanced the kingdom's prestigious status at the regional and international levels.
The Foreign Affairs Minister extended deepest thanks and appreciation to HM the King for the precious royal trust bestowed upon him, affirming that HM the King's directives will be his guidelines while performing his national duties.
Source: Bahrain News Agency