Bahrain to attend Tehran summit
Manama, August 27, 2012
Bahrain will participate in the ongoing 16th Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran due to the kingdom’s commitment to the global peace and security goals of the movement, said a senior government official.
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa will represent His Majesty King Hamad at the six-day summit, which closes on Friday.
"These same goals and principles are in tune with Bahrain's foreign policy," Shaikh Khalid said, stressing the kingdom's firm commitment to promote security and stability in the world, preserve cordial relations and peaceful co-existence between nations and peoples.
He urged member states to step up collective efforts to establish a new world in which security, peace and good neighbourliness reign, beyond any interference in internal affairs to disrupt the stability of other countries.
He underscored the importance for the movement to pursue its pivotal role and achieve its desired goals - promoting economic and social development, human rights and rule of law in member states.
Bahrain joined the movement a year after its independence in 1971.
It has since spared no effort to promote the principles and goals of the organisation - above all sustained development and global security and stability. – TradeArabia News Service