WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deputy Premier Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa met with U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R- Ill.) at the Gudaibiya Palace in Manama on April 27. Meeting in the presence of Deputy Premier Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, the two groups discussed and reaffirmed the strong bilateral ties shared between the United States and The Kingdom of Bahrain. They also discussed areas of mutual concern and new ways to bolster the relationship in the future.
The Kingdom's Ambassador to the U.S. Ms. Houda Nonoo said, "We are thrilled to have Senator Kirk visit The Kingdom of Bahrain. The U.S. and Bahrain have a strong, historic relationship. Our American friends are always welcome in Bahrain and Senator Kirk's visit serves as a reminder that our two counties share an unshakeable bond."
Noting optimism for the future partnership between Bahrain and the United States Ambassador Nonoo said, "We have long been home to the United States Navy's Fifth Fleet, and we look forward to forging new paths to work together in the future."
Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission to Bahrain Stephanie Williams and individuals in Senator Kirk's delegation also were present during the meeting.
SOURCE Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the United States