Johor Ruler receives Bahrain's highest award

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 26 Nov 2017

Sultan Ibrahim and King Hamad at the Shaikh Hamad Palace in Manama

Sultan Ibrahim and King Hamad at the Shaikh Hamad Palace in Manama

PETALING JAYA: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has been awarded with Bahrain’s highest award - the Prince of Glory Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al-Khalifa.

The Ruler received the award from Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al-Khalifa at the Shaikh Hamad's Palace in Manama during his three-day official visit to the nation.

In return, Sultan Ibrahim awarded The First Class of the Most Esteemed Order of the Johor Royal Family (DK I) to King Hamad, according to a statement from the Royal Press Office.

King Hamad said Sultan Ibrahim's visit would enhance the good bilateral relations between Bahrain and Johor, and create opportunities in various economic fields.

"The visit of the Sultan of Johor has many benefits and has the potential to bring prosperity to Bahrain and the state of Johor," King Hamad said. 

Sultan Ibrahim said the DK I title, first introduced in 1886, that was awarded to King Hamad would strengthen the brotherhood between the country and the state.

"I am pleased to invite King Hamad to visit Johor and see the development there," Sultan Ibrahim said.

Earlier, King Hamad greeted Sultan Ibrahim upon his arrival at the Shaikh Hamad Palace. Sultan Ibrahim was introduced to Bahrain Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa and other ministers.

The Bahrain national anthem and the state anthem of Johor were played before Sultan Ibrahim inspected a guard of honour. 

Sultan Ibrahim's visit to Bahrain was upon the invitation of King Hamad.