Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Bahraini Minister of Interior, co-chaired in Manama, the first meeting of the Saudi-Bahraini Security and Military Committee.
The Committee is one of the five panels of the Saudi-Bahraini Coordination Council, led by HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.
The Security and Military Coordination Committee reviewed topics decided by the council. It announced recommendations and initiatives, including reinforcing cybersecurity cooperation and facilitating goods and trucks traffic procedures through the borders and the issuance of visiting visas for visitors between the two countries.
The meeting discussed implementing the one-point system in each country to facilitate the crossing of travelers through the King Fahad Causeway.
The crossing of citizens of both countries at air borders and the e-linkage of traffic fines and building electronic capabilities between operations rooms of the Interior Ministries of both countries was also discussed.
The Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Bahrain expressed Bahrain’s appreciation of the brotherly and noble Saudi stands and its dedication to unifying stands and cooperation in various fields.He also indicated that the meeting is an extension of the joint march of security integration that brings the two brotherly countries together, and contributes to enhancing joint security performance and consolidating further stability.
For his part, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud stressed that Saudi-Bahraini cooperation provides a solid base for protecting the strategic interests of the countries of the region, noting the Saudi-Bahraini Coordination Council, led by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahraini Minister of Interior, is based on cooperation and coordination between the two countries.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud also indicated that the Security and Military Coordination Committee will achieve what the two leaderships aspire to the two countries for the sake of security, safety, stability and development for the two brotherly peoples.
Earlier, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received, at Sakhir Palace, Saudi Interior Minister His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
HM the King hailed the dedicated efforts of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to further bolster joint Bahraini-Saudi relations, commending the pioneering Saudi role to strengthen the pillars of security, stability and peace in the region and protect the interests of its countries and peoples.
HM the King and the Saudi Minister of Interior reviewed the current developments unfolding in the region, in addition to issues of common interest.
Furthermore, the Saudi Minister of Interior met with Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa.
During the meeting, they discussed cooperation relations between the two countries and means of developing them in various fields, in addition to the latest developments in the region.
The meeting was attended by a number of senior officials in Bahrain and the Minister of Interior’s official accompanying delegation.