Bahrain's Prime Minister has made a rallying call to the Gulf state's private sector as the country continues to fight the impact of the global economic crisis.
"Your country needs you" was the message going out to Bahrain's business leaders from Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
"Though Bahrain has not been as hard-hit by the global financial meltdown as other countries, the government expects traders to help it firmly stand up to the repercussions of the crisis," he said in comments published by Gulf Daily News on Wednesday.
He was speaking as he opened the new BD10 million headquarters of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) in Sanabis.
The Premier urged the BCCI to do much more to push commercial and industrial development and pledged full government backing.
He called for political and economic cohesion to help lift the entire region out of the global slump.
"The government and the private sector share the same vision to create a friendly environment that woos investors and help trade and industrial projects flourish," the Premier added.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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