Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Follow-up call

New York Times 2 days ago--

Bahrain’s embassy in Washington held its annual National Day celebration last week at Mr. Trump’s new luxury hotel there. The hotel has come under scrutiny by American government ethics experts who worry that foreign governments, special interest groups and others will book rooms and events there to curry favor with the president-elect.

Bahrain News Agency today--

Manama, Dec. 14 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa held a telephone call with the US President-elect Donald Trump and congratulated him on the US people's trust in the recent presidential elections, wishing him every success. HM the King underlined deep-rooted historic and strategic relations between the two friendly countries, voicing keenness on further promoting them for the best interest of both countries. He also wished the new US President-elect abundant good health and further progress and prosperity to the American people. On his part, the US President-elect expressed heartfelt respect and appreciation to HM the King, voicing keenness on working together to further bolster the distinguished historic and strategic relations between Bahrain and the USA and lauding growing bilateral cooperation at all levels.

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