Bahrain-UAE cultural ties praised.
Manama, Apr. 4 (BNA): Chief Executive Officer of BTEA, Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa received 60 students from the UAE as part of the "The 2020 Leadership Programme". During their visit, the students received memorable gifts from the authority. BTEA supports the second edition of the "The 2020 Ambassadorship Programme" that has been launched by Watani Al Emarat Foundation to build a generation of qualified leaders capable of fulfilling the ambitions of the UAE. The Kingdom of Bahrain was selected to host the programme this year which was held in Singapore last year. The programme "2020 Ambassadors" consists of many different aspects in the field of philanthropy, volunteering, culture and society as an educational and entertainment form, with the availability of aids in the delivery of educational messages for young people, and includes several workshops and meetings with prominent figures locally and internationally. The programme also includes field visits to archaeological, tourist, and cultural Bahraini sites in order to familiarise them with the history and heritage of Bahrain throughout the ages. In order to identify the achievements of youth and volunteering in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and transfer experiences to the UAE as well as the formation of a voluntary youth relations system to help integrate Bahraini society and UAE, and serve the interest of both. Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa met with Dirar Belhoul Al Falasi, Director of the programme, and praised the efforts of this unique initiative. He also welcomed the initiative for selecting to host the programme's students in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and introduce them to the fine Bahraini culture. The student visit comes in-line with the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) on-going initiatives to support and enrich the cultural and bilateral relations between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-member States. I.Y BNA 0604 GMT 2017/04/04
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