A seminar entitled "Loyalty to Bharain: The Experience of Expatriates" to highlight the experience of expatriates of all nationalities in Bahrain is to be held by the Isa Cultural Centre (ICC), to mark the 16th anniversary of the National Action Charter. The event will be held at the ICC in Juffair on 13 February.
Announcing this, ICC Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Executive Director, Dr. Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, said that "the National Action Charter was a cultural and social watershed for the citizens and residents of Bahrain. It was the product of wise leadership and embodied the spirit and underscored the loyalty and values of the Kingdom and its peoples".
Shaikh Khalid said that Bahrain leads the whole Arab world as the destination most favored by expatriates and, indeed, came 19th in the world, according to the 2016 report by ‘Expat Insider’ an established global survey of expatriate living. The report emphasized the many factors that gave Bahrain this enviable position which was not merely based on financial benefits of living and working in the Kingdom, but on its social and cultural life which, together with Bahrain’s renowned reputation for tolerance for all people and all faiths, makes it such a preferred destination.
The ICC also wishes to draw attention to the loyalty displayed over many decades by Arab and other foreign communities in Bahrain and their integration into Bahrain’s society which has been based for generations on peace, harmony and tolerance and which has, in turn, created a truly diverse social fabric.
The seminar will discuss all these issues and will also be an opportunity for a number of expatriates from a range of communities to express their personal experiences and feelings about the Kingdom.