Weekly Cabinet Meeting

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, today chaired the weekly Cabinet Meeting at Gudaibiya Palace.

The Cabinet highlighted the strength of relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which continues to receive the support of both His Majesty the King and the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Cabinet commended the outcomes of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed’s visit to Bahrain, which reflects the depth of the Bahrain-UAE partnership.

The Cabinet further highlighted the importance of the discussions held by HM the King and the Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. In this regard, the Cabinet reviewed the outcomes of the successful visit made by the HH the Amir of Kuwait to Bahrain and its importance in furthering the long-standing partnership that benefits both countries and their peoples.

Following the anniversary of the National Action Charter (NAC), His Royal Highness took the opportunity to recognise the Kingdom’s wide-ranging achievements that have been realised thanks to the joint efforts of Team Bahrain across all sectors, and the protection of the Kingdom’s armed forces.

The Crown Prince and Prime Minister expressed his honour in receiving HM the King’s Royal Assignment to chair the Committee responsible for adopting the NAC, following its approval in 2001. This role facilitated the advancement of the Kingdom’s pioneering national initiatives and projects, aligning with the far-reaching visions of His Majesty the King and the aspirations of Bahraini citizens.

His Royal Highness observed that to capitalise on the attained growth and prosperity, the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030 was introduced and launched in 2008. This initiative aimed to delineate the Kingdom’s national aspirations in line with the principles of fairness, sustainability, and competitiveness.

HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad underscored the importance of the government’s cooperation with the Legislative Authority to ensure ongoing development aligns with the envisioned goals, facilitated by programmes spanning across all legislative terms.

His Royal Highness directed to continue evaluating the progress made on Bahrain Economic Vision 2030 goals and to pursue efforts to foster efforts to meet the goals of the Vision.

With six years remaining until completing the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030 goals, His Royal Highness acknowledged the diverse achievements accomplished thus far, attributed to Team Bahrain’s efforts guided by His Majesty the King’s visions. In light of this, Under HM the King’s directives to ensure providing the best for the present and future of Bahrain, His Royal Highness directed the commencement of consultations, with the Legislative Authority, the private sector, professional institutions, and civil society organisations, to draft the Bahrain Economic Vision 2050.

HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister added that the new framework, to be launched by year-end, should encapsulate a vision that mirrors the ambitions and aspirations of today’s society.

His Royal Highness underscored that the Bahrain Vision 2050 will be a starting point for the next phase of development, prosperity, and advancement for the Kingdom of Bahrain, as recognised as the home of leadership and achievement, and an oasis of safety and coexistence for all.

The Cabinet extended its congratulations to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the anniversary of its Founding Day. The Cabinet noted Saudi Arabia’s diverse achievements under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the support of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia.

The Cabinet congratulated the Amir, Government, and People of the State of Kuwait, on the occasion of its National Day. The Cabinet lauded the progress and prosperity witnessed by the State of Kuwait under the leadership of His Highness the Amir.

The Cabinet discussed several memorandums during the meeting, approving the following:

1. A memorandum regarding achievements attained thus far within the Economic Recovery Plan’s priorities and the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030 report.

2. A memorandum submitted by the Civil Service Council regarding the restructuring of several ministries and government entities to increase performance and efficiency.

3. A memorandum submitted by the Ministerial Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs and Fiscal Balance regarding the preliminary financial results for the 2023 fiscal year.

4. A memorandum submitted by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs regarding a draft resolution amending the decision to establish the National Committee to Combat the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

5. A memorandum submitted by the Minister of Cabinet Affairs on the latest developments on the new programme package launched by the Labour Fund (Tamkeen).

6. A memorandum submitted by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs on the government’s response to three proposals and a law proposal submitted by the Council of Representatives.

In addition, the Cabinet noted the following ministerial reports:

1.    Bahrain’s participation in the 60th Munich Security Conference.

2.    Outcomes of Bahrain’s participation in the World Government Summit.

3.    Participation in the International Petroleum Technology Conference 2024.

4.    Outcomes of the Minister of Youth Affairs to the United Kingdom.

5.    Bahrain’s participation in the Oman Innovation Festival 2024.

6.    Outcomes of Bahrain’s participation in the third edition of the Arab Meeting for Young Leaders.


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