MANAMA, Bahrain, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bahrain's King Hamad called for more United States involvement in the country's education sector and in jobs creation.
"The rationale is simple: The prerequisite to better paying jobs is a world-class education," he said.
King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa's opinion editorial in the Washington Times Tuesday welcomed U.S. participation in Bahrain's development.
"An integral element of any support for Bahrain should be a scholarship program for Bahrainis from all walks of life to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees in the United States," he said.
The king also emphasized the need for U.S. assistance with training new recruits for Bahrain's police force and army. In the article, he proposed a joint U.S.-GCC training effort to fund the program and get it underway.
"When I was a student at the Army War College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., it was very clear to me that the American experience was a model well worth emulating," he said. "The events that have unfolded since February offer new opportunities for both of our countries."
SOURCE Gulf Daily News