IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen Visits Bahrain


IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen was received on October 29th by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at Sakhir Palace, who welcomed advanced cooperation between the Kingdom of Bahrain and IPI. Mr. Rød-Larsen was accompanied by IPI Chief of Staff Camilla Reksten-Monsen, IPI MENA Director Nejib Friji, and IPI MENA Policy Analyst Dalya Al Alawi.

On October 30th, Mr. Rød-Larsen was received by the Bahrain Speaker of Parliament Fawzia Zainal. Parliament Members (MP) Mohammed Essa Al-Abbasi, Chairman of the Committee on Legislative and Legal Affairs, MP Ahmed Sabah Al-Salloum President of the Committee on Financial and Economic Affairs, and MP Ali Mohamed Ishaqi Member of the Financial and Economic Affairs Committee were in attendance.

Deputy Prime Minister H.H. Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa received Mr. Rød-Larsen on October 30th to discuss IPI’s pivotal role in supporting multilateralism and efforts in strengthening the pillars of security and stability.

Interior Minister General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa received Mr. Rød-Larsen on October 30th and spoke on forms of cooperation to reinforce international peace and security. Public Security Chief Major General Tariq Al Hassan was also in attendance.

Mr. Rød-Larsen had a meeting with Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa on October 30th, where they spoke on IPI’s role in reinforcing coexistence and sustainable peace in the MENA region and beyond.

H.H. Sheikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Vice President of the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) received Mr. Rød-Larsen on October 27th. The meeting delved into SCE-IPI partnership on sustainable development with a focus on water challenges in the MENA region and beyond.

H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil met with Mr. Rød-Larsen on October 27th to discuss mutual cooperation and partnerships on sustainable development in the region with a focus on clean energy.

On the same day, Mr. Rød-Larsen had a meeting with Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Wael bin Nasser Al Mubarak, where efforts to sustain the availability of electricity and maintain economic growth in line with Bahrain’s 2030 Economic vision was discussed.

Related coverage:
Bahrain TV 7pm News on October 29 (coverage between 6:42-7:47)