HIS Majesty King Hamad yesterday received a cable of congratulations from His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa marking the opening of the second session of the third legislative term.
"Your patronage of the opening session is a catalyst for the democratic march," HRH the Premier said.
He hailed His Majesty for stressing in his keynote address the importance of the GCC which draws its strength from its leaders' and peoples' belief in co-operation in all fields, citing particularly the crucial role of the Peninsula Shield.
He also backed His Majesty's call for security and stability.
His Majesty received a similar cable from His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander.
His Majesty's speech reflected the care and keenness towards providing all that is best for the Bahraini people and fulfil their aspirations, HRH the Crown Prince said.
His Majesty received a cable of thanks from National Assembly Chairman H.E. Ali Saleh Al Saleh. H.E. Al Saleh extended, on behalf of members, sincere thanks and appreciation to His Majesty for opening the session, which, he said, has had a positive impact on Shura and Parliament members. He also praised the Royal address, describing it as the "beacon that will enlighten the path of national action".
HRH the Premier and HRH the Crown Prince received similar cables from Mr. Al Saleh thanking them, on behalf of members, for attending the opening ceremony.
The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) affirmed the importance of initiatives and priorities of national work outlined and presented by His Majesty.
BCCI President Dr Essam Fakhro also hailed initiatives to boost investment stressed by His Majesty in his speech.