Bahrain committed to reforms: Crown Prince
Washington, May 11, 2012
Bahrain is resolved more than ever to push forward reforms and meet people's aspirations, said His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, during a meeting at US Congress.
Congressmen Howard Bearman, Darrell Issa, Jim Moran and Charles Ruppersberger attended the session.
HRH the Crown Prince underscored steps taken by the kingdom to implement the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry's recommendations, in addition to approving constitutional amendments.
"The moves reflect Bahrain's desire to build a bright future," he said. It is a "defining moment" requiring effective participation to build the nation and optimise gains, HRH the Crown Prince said.
He stressed the necessity to renounce violence categorically for lives and property to be protected.
He discussed with the Congressmen strong and historic bilateral relations and global developments, while stressing the vital importance of regional security.
The meeting was attended by Shura Council chairman Ali Saleh Al Saleh, Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Royal Court Follow-up Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Ateyatala Al Khalifa, Transportation Minister Kamal Ahmed, adviser for political and economic affairs Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, HRH the Crown Prince's Court chief Shaikh Khalifa bin Daij Al Khalifa and Bahrain's Ambassador to the US Huda Nonoo. - TradeArabia News Service