Interior Minister General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa received International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Executive Director for the Middle East Tom Beckett, in the presence of Public Security Chief Lieutenant-General Tariq bin Hassan Al-Hassan.

The minister welcomed the executive director and praised the IISS role in the field of research and studies, hailing its efforts to hold international conferences.

He was briefed on the institute’s upcoming programmes and he affirmed his keenness to promote cooperation so as to achieve common goals.

The IISS Executive Director thanked the Interior Minister for his support to research and studies to fulfill development roles.