HM the King congratulated on Legion of Merit award
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Cables of congratulations yesterday poured in for His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on being awarded the Legion of Merit, Degree of Chief Commander, by US President Donald Trump, in recognition of HM’s remarkable efforts in strengthening the Bahrain-US friendship and solid partnership.
Members of the royal family, ministers, lawmakers, diplomats and senior officials, among others expressed pride and appreciation of the high-profile legion which asserts His Majesty’s tireless efforts and contribution to promoting peace and security.
The prestigious Legion of Merit, a rarely-awarded prestigious decoration awarded to distinguished leaders of US allied countries, proves HM the King’s distinguished status and the US great recognition of his role and major contributions to strengthening the pillars of security, stability and prosperity, in accordance with a wise vision to promote peace across the region.
It is also a tribute to HM the King’s major role in broadening cooperation with the US for the interest of the two countries and their friendly peoples.
On the occasion, President Trump expressed pleasure at presenting the Legion of Merit to HM the King, noting that “under King Hamad’s decades of steady leadership as Crown Prince, Amir and King, Bahrain has proved to be an indefatigable ally of the United States.”
Cables of congratulations came from the following: Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King and Supreme Council for Women (SCW) President. Deputy Prime Minister HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa. Minister of Finance and National Economy Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Interior Minister General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Health Minister Faeqa bint Said Al Saleh, Minister of Youth and Sport Affairs Ayman bin Tawfeeq Al Moayed, Minister of Royal Court Affairs Shaikh Ali bin Isa Al Khalifa, Minister of Information Ali bin Mohammed Al Romaihi, Oil Minister, Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa. Advisor to HM the King for Media Affairs Nabil bin Yacoub Al-Hamar, Advisor to HM the King for Diplomatic Affairs Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, HM the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, HRH the Crown Prince’s Court Assistant Chief Hamad bin Ibrahim Al Romaihi, HRH the Crown Prince’s Court Chief Shaikh Khalifa bin Daij Al Khalifa, Royal Court Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Royal Court Minister of Follow-up, Shaikh Ahmed bin Atiyatallah Al Khalifa, Head of the Royal Court and Personal Office, Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al Romaihi, President of the Court of Cassation and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Chancellor Abdullah Hassan Al Buainin. First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport and President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain Football Association (BFA) Board Chairman, Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Secretary General of Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC), Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS), Shaikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa, Mohammed Hassan Al Nesef, Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) and member of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS), HH Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Riffa Club Chairman, Shaikh Abdullah bin Khalid Al Khalifa. Bahrain’s Ambassador to US, Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid Al Khalifa. Shura Council Chairman, Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh, Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Fawzia bint Abdulla Zainal, MP Ghazi Al Rahma, HH Shaikh Hamad bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa. Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander of the National Guard, HH General Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Committee of Foreign Affairs, Defence and National Security, Eng. Mohammed Al Sisi Al Buainin, President of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH), Lieutenant General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Turki bin Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa. Aluminum Bahrain (Alba) Board Chairman, Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa.