The Secretary General Prof. Michele Capasso, the President of the Council of Ambassadors prof. Abdelhak Azzouzi, the members of the Governing Council, the members of the "United States of the World" and of the "Mediterranean Foundation", the heads of branch offices and autonomous sections express deep condolences for the untimely passing of Dr. Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Daij Al Khalifa, who died on Friday, January 27, 2023 at the age of 65.
In September 2020, he called for peace and coexistence among all religions, sects and peoples and received many Jews during their visits to the Kingdom of Bahrain, playing an important role towards peaceful coexistence. He was also among the personalities planning Pope Francis' historic first visit to Bahrain in November 2022.
Until his death, Al Khalifa was Deputy Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the ISA Cultural Center, a national institution affiliated to the Manama Royal Court. Since March 2018, he has also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the King Hamad Global Center for Peaceful Coexistence.
“Some countries create centers of tolerance and peaceful coexistence to have peaceful coexistence in their countries,” Al Khalifa told The Media Line in 2020. “Bahrain is just the opposite. We have had a peaceful existence for many years - hundreds of years - and we would like to reflect this to the world through our center and through the United States of the World of which I am honored to be a part”.
Michele Capasso and Pia Molinari recall the visit to the headquarters of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the United States of the World in May 2018, on the occasion of the Mediterranean Prize for Culture awarded to him and together with the title of "Ambassador of the United States of the World".