Foreign Minister Dr Abdullatif Al Zayani has praised the launch of the electronic passport in accordance with the latest technical and security standards.

The minister said that it comes as an addition to the development of digital government services under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad, and the support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to innovation and digital transformation.

He expressed his appreciation to Interior Minister Lieutenant General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa for his support to the National Committee headed by the Assistant Under-Secretary for Nationality, Passports and Residence and its representatives at the Foreign Ministry, the Transport and Telecommunications Ministry, and the Information and eGovernment Authority.

Dr Al Zayani expressed his pride at the completion of the ePassport in accordance with modern security and technical specifications that comply with the latest standards of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

He said that the addition would enhance services provided to citizens in travel and transportation, facilitate opportunities for obtaining and exempting visas, and raise the classification of the Bahraini passport globally.

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