In a special Ramadan evening, the European Union Delegation, in partnership with the Youth Pioneer Society, organised the annual Ramadan Ghabga last Tuesday. The event was attended by His Excellency Mr. Patrick Simonnet, the European Union Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, alongside officials from the government and private sectors, diplomats, media professionals, public figures, strategic partners, and supporters of the Society at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel.

H.E. Mr. Patrick Simonnet, Ambassador of the European Union to the Kingdom of Bahrain, said: “We are proud to partner with the Youth Pioneer Society for this special Ramadan Ghabga event, showcasing our commitment to strengthening the relationship between the European Union and the Kingdom. Investing in the potential of Bahrain’s youth is crucial for building a brighter future, and we look forward to our continued collaboration in empowering the next generation of leaders. This event, held during the holy month of Ramadan, is a wonderful opportunity to engage with different layers of society, fostering open dialogue, and promoting mutual understanding, while celebrating the values of harmony, compassion, and generosity that Ramadan embodies.”

Amira Mahmood, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Youth Pioneer Society, said: “This Ghabga coincides with the atmosphere of the blessed month of Ramadan, during which communication, cooperation and interdependence are strengthened among members of society, and a culmination of the distinguished relations and fruitful cooperation that the Society enjoyed with the European Union in the Kingdom of Bahrain.” She added that this event also comes within the framework of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s celebration of the Bahraini Youth Day, which focuses on the important and vital role that Bahraini youth play in shaping the future of Bahrain.

The Chairperson of the Youth Pioneer Society confirmed that the Society is always keen to develop its fruitful and successful partnerships with local and international institutions and organisations, with the aim of providing the best training and educational programs and opportunities for the youth of the Kingdom of Bahrain, which would raise their skills and capabilities, and achieve the society’s vision aimed at making the Kingdom’s youth a decision-maker, ability, skill and efficiency and a global competitive culture, noting that the Society will launch during the coming period a set of new programs that are the result of new partnerships and cooperation in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The European Union is the strategic partner to the Youth Parliamentarian Programme.

The Ramadan Ghabga included many Ramadan entertainment activities, with the aim of enhancing EU-Bahrain relations between government and civil society within the Kingdom.