His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Alkhalifa
Khalid bin Hamad Hails Bahraini-Philippine Links
HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Athletics Association and Honourary President of Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation hailed the strong bilateral relations binding Bahrain and the Philippine, lauding joint ties which are based on understanding and mutual respect.

HH Shaikh Khalid was speaking as he received at Al Wadi Palace the Philippines Ambassador to Bahrain HE Alfonso A.Ver. He stressed Bahrain’s keenness on bolstering trade and economic relations, expanding cooperation and activating the high cooperation committee.

Moreover, HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa discussed with HE the Ambassador ways of cooperation in the sports area, especially in the MMA sport to allow it expand at the Asian continental level, projecting the achievements accomplished by Bahrain in this sport.

Furthermore, HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa shed light on the accomplishments made by BRAVE Championship which was launched in Manama before spreading all over the world.

In this context, he hailed the initiatives taken by the Philippine to encourage its people to practice this sport, pointing out that such steps had tangible impacts on the production of many Philippini champions in the MMA sport, such as Stephen Loman who emerged as champion in the most-recent BRAVE Championship.

From his side, HE the Ambassador expressed thanks and appreciation to HH Shaikh Khalid, hailing his country’s keenness on developing joint ties. HE the Ambassador valued HH Shaikh Khalid’s efforts towards developing the youth and sports sector, stating that the Kingdom is occupying a leading position in the MMA sport thanks to HH’s initiatives.

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