United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)'s General Director Li Yong praised the patronage and unlimited support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to the sustainable development programs locally, regionally and globally.

The UNIDO general director recalled His Majesty's reception of him in 2015 and his keenness on development of cooperation with the international organization and its specialized agencies to contribute into boosting Bahrain's developmental march.

The UNIDO official cited His Majesty the King's affirmation and Bahrain's diligence to benefit from the United Nations expertise across the economic, industrial, trade and educational sectors and the provision of all potentials to enhance human and natural resources as well as economic diversification.

Yong expressed his appreciation and gratitude for His Majesty's patronage of the Global Entrepreneurship Forum (GEF2019) slated to be held in Bahrain next week.

He stressed the considerable importance of these international conferences received with wide global attention, citing the UNIDO's fruitful ongoing cooperation with the Kingdom of Bahrain in various fields to achieve the noble objectives of the UN programs.

Yong also praised Bahrain's advancement and progress in various fields as well as Bahrain's local and international achievements including environmental and SDGs progress.