Manama, 21 July 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Bahrain, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, participated in the Revolution Day celebrations held by the Egyptian Embassy on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the 23 July Revolution of 1952.

The celebration of the seventieth anniversary of Revolution Day was held at the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain. A number of officials from both sides and members of the diplomatic corps were also in attendance.

At the celebration, Al-Zayani offered his heartfelt congratulations to Egypt, its leadership, government and people.

The Foreign Minister then delivered a speech in which he praised Bahraini-Egyptian relations. Additionally, the Minister expressed Bahrain’s appreciation for Egypt’s solidarity in all situations.

Moreover, Al-Zayani also praised the efforts exerted by Egypt to safeguard Arab national security. The Minister also extended his thanks to the Egyptian Embassy and Ambassador for their efforts in strengthening cooperation with Bahrain.

Furthermore, Prime Minister of Egypt, Mostafa Madbouly, has also issued a decision stipulating that 23 July will be a full paid day off.

The holiday will be in observance of the anniversary of the 23 July 1952 Revolution which turned the country from a hereditary monarchy into a republic.

Bahrain-Egypt partnership

Bahrain and Egypt enjoy warm diplomatic relations and have strong ties in various fields.

On a political level, Bahrain and Egypt have a similar vision on regional issues. Both countries encourage the Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction and agree on applying unified standards to all countries with no exception.

On an economic level, Egyptian-Bahraini trade relations date back to 1982. Food, cotton, ceramics, iron, machine and materials are on the top of Egypt’s export list to Bahrain. In addition, the trade exchange volume between the two countries reached $160.35 million in 2016.

In 2021, the Foreign Minister of Bahrain and his Egyptian counterpart held talks to discuss ways to further strengthen their bilateral relations.