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Bahrain welcomes Obama speech principles

Manama, May 20, 2011

Bahrain's Cabinet last night welcomed the principles contained in the speech by US
President Barack Obama that included visions and ideals in line with the democratic strategy adopted by Bahrain under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad.

These principles and visions “were the pillars of His Majesty’s national reform project to build a democratic and constitutional state,” said a statement.

The reform project is based on the principles of real democracy, people’s participation
as well as protection and respect of human rights.

The Cabinet also affirmed that the government led by His Royal Highness Prime
Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa will exert all efforts to push forward
the national project in the direction of more democracy, reform, modernisation
and development.

It also stressed the project was continuing and would continue. The Cabinet asserted that the door for dialogue has been open since the launch of the National Action Charter and would remain so, hoping that the dialogue witnesses the participation of all to achieve a
national consensus through existing constitutional establishments.

The Cabinet highlighted that the kingdom is pressing ahead with more reform in all fields and had responded to the false accusations and wrong information on all occasions.

All procedures, it indicated, had always been and will continue within the constitutional and legal framework and in accordance with international standards with regards to the securing and preservation of human rights.

On Bahrain, President Obama said: “We are committed to Bahrain’s security and
Iran has sought to take advantage of the situation there.”

The Cabinet also welcomed President Obama's speech related to the peaceful
solution with regard to Palestine, hoping that the US would take speedy steps to
reach practical actions that reflect positively on the peace process in the Mideast. - TradeArabia News Service




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