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King of Bahrain Addresses Government, Parliament to Regulate Public Expenditure | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, left, smiles as he welcomes Gulf Cooperation Council leaders, not pictured, prior to the GCC summit in Sekhir, Bahrain, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. The kings son Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa stands at right. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Manama- Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa directed that procedures regulating the public expenditure should be based on agreement between the Executive and the Legislature authorities, and through prioritizing the most important issues that benefit medium and low income citizens.

King Hamad received Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, at Al-Sakhir Palace on Sunday. They showcased national issues of common interest, affirming that the next phase requires more efforts and fruitful work to enhance the kingdom’s status, maintain and increase national achievements and carry on the nation-building and progress.

The King also gave instructions to continue diversifying the national economy through supporting existing sectors and creating new economic sectors, directing the National Audit Office to follow-up on these policies without delay.

King Hamad lauded the tireless and continuous efforts exerted by Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, to develop government action and their keenness to adopt initiatives and programs that support economic development plans that serve Bahrain and its people.

The King also appreciated and voiced pride in the dedication of Bahrainis at all work and production sites and their constant quest to serve the development march in various fields for the sake of Bahrain’s present and the interest of the future generations.

In this regard, he gave directives to pay more attention to the citizens’ issues and to fulfill their needs. He also gave instructions to improve the quality of government service and to provide the requirements of decent living for the citizens.