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Bahrain vow to support Ecosoc work.

Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has voiced Bahrain's keenness to join the UN Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) for the 2011-2113 term. In a written message to president and Luxembourg permanent representative at the UN Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, he said Bahrain, through its representation in New York and Geneva, will continue to contribute to the council's work.

It was delivered by his adviser Shaikh Hussam bin Isa Al Khalifa during a meeting with Ms Lucas in Geneva yesterday. Shaikh Khalifa said the world was still under the pressure of the global crisis and stressed the need to develop human resources and people's capabilities and skills and raise their living standards.

"Bahrain's economic, social and political achievements have brought about more stability, economic growth and welfare. Economic growth is the government's main goal for the benefit of each and every citizen," he said.

He described the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia preparatory meeting on urban development in Bahrain last year as an excellent opportunity to discuss challenges and said Bahrain would be delighted to host similar meetings in the future. Ms Lucas said she would exert all efforts to make Bahrain a member. She welcomed the invitation from the Premier to visit Bahrain and said the visit would be a good opportunity to discuss the country's development and growth.

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Date:Jul 12, 2009
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