WAM Manama, Mar 20th, 2013 (WAM) -- His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain received at Al-Sakhir Palace today Arab Parliament Speaker Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Jarwan and Secretary-General Dr. Abdulnasser Janahi.
Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported that the King congratulated Mr. Al-Jarwan on his election as Arab Parliament Speaker, wishing him success to bolster joint Arab action and unify efforts towards further cooperation between legislative institutions.
HM the King hailed the election of Mr. Al Jarwan as a landmark achievement, reflecting the UAE outstanding status.
He highlighted the crucial role of the Arab Parliament in advocating Arab and Islamic causes in all international arenas, hailing its efforts in developing and promoting relations of friendship and cooperation between Arab parliaments.
King Hamad also highlighted the importance of exchanging visits to promote democracy in Arab countries, which achieved wide strides in the political, economic and social fields.
For his part, Al Jarwan hailed Bahrain and its people saying "Today we received full support from HM King Hamad for the mission of the Arab parliament to advance Arab joint action and communication between the leaders and their people,'' He praised King Hamad is one of the prominent Arab leaders.