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Bahrain: Al-Zayani to become FM

The outgoing Gulf Co-operation Council secretary-general, Abdul-Lateef Rashid Al-Zayani, will become Bahrain’s foreign minister when his GCC term ends on 31 March. Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al -Khalifa on 2 January told Al-Zayani that King Hamad Bin Salman Al-Khalifa was to appoint him to take over from Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa who has been FM since September 2005.Veteran diplomat Sheikh Khalid has been appointed diplomatic affairs advisor to King Hamad.

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