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Bahrain Looks to Making New Jobs a Top Priority

Manama, Bahrain : 17 May 2010

Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, the chief executive of Bahrain’s Economic Development Board, said today that securing and creating new jobs in Bahrain was to be a top priority to guarantee Bahrain’s future economic stability.

Sheikh Al Khalifa was speaking at a forum, hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which is discussing how the role of the state can change or guide future development for the country.  He went on to say that on a ‘micro-level’ it was of concern to the state that ‘necessary training’ was made available to Bahraini people and that ‘proper business environments’ should be provided.

The three day forum, called the Bahrain Global Forum, is a first for the IISS and has been a resounding success, with 50 key speakers and at least 250 delegates from all five continents.   Dr John Chipman, Chief Executive Officer for the organisation, said that IISS had been ‘delighted’ to host the forum in Bahrain and its success meant it was now expected to be an annual event.

Sarah O'Connell, Staff Writer, Gulf Jobs Market
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