DFA Secretary Del Rosario meets with Bahrain Foreign Minister and Filipino community

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A March 22, 2011 press release prepared by the Department of Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario met with Bahraini Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa on March 19. The two officials discussed the excellent relations between the Philippines and Bahrain, and the strengthening of ties not only between the two countries and their peoples but also between ASEAN and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Secretary del Rosario also met with representatives of the Filipino community in Bahrain as part of his trip in assessing the situation on the ground and revalidating the Philippine Embassy’s contingency plan.
He was joined by Ambassador Corazon Yap-Bahjin and Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Rafael Seguis.
During the meeting, the concerns of the Filipinos were answered.  It was assessed that Filipinos in Bahrain remain safe.  However, the Embassy is vigilant and ready in case there is a need for repatriation of Filipinos.
Earlier, Secretary Del Rosario met with Bahraini Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, where he was assured that Bahrain will look after the welfare of Filipinos in the country.