Yesterday I visited Manama in Bahrain. It was a great dtay with excellent meetings.
Manama had change a lot since my last visit in 2008.
I and my colleagues from the region had several important meetings with Government and private sector regarding customs, smart borders, AEO/Trusted Traders and security/facilitation.
His Excellency Customs President Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa delivered in the afternoon a great speech about Customs/Border reform and modernization.
Bahrain Customs is a leader that has done an impressive and really important modernization over the last 5-6 years. Today it is a strong and leading agency with outstanding results.
Here above with our Director for the KGH Middle East region, Mr. Daniel Sandberg and his Deputy Mr. Mohamed Rafaat.
It was a really good visit.