More countries back Bahrain's peace initiative
Manama, March 29, 2013
The tide may be turning against terrorists seeking to destabilise Bahrain as more countries in the free world - first among them Britain - are voicing their support for the measures taken by the Kingdom, the Premier said.
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa said the world has now discovered the intentions of groups determined to harm Bahrain, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
This came as he received a British parliamentary delegation, led by House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee chairman Richard Ottaway.
He criticised certain Western media for its unfair and biased approach in dealing with the unrest which hit Bahrain.
He warned that acts of violence, sabotage and arson will not help promote a favourable environment for dialogue.
"No country in the world will tolerate such sabotage and arson while a dialogue is engaged," he said, stressing that Bahrain is resolved to promote the process.
He paid tribute to His Majesty King Hamad for initiating the democratisation process, free and transparent elections, setting up viable constitutional institutions and promoting non-governmental organisations.
The Premier stressed Bahrain's open-door policy which has always governed relations between the leadership and people.
He said Bahrain is keen to promote bilateral relations and expressed the hope that economic and trade co-operation will keep pace with political steps between Bahrain and Britain.
"Our hands will always be stretched for co-operation with our friends," he said, stressing the need to step up co-ordination with all parties to maintain regional security and stability.
He said Bahrain's future lies in Gulf unity initiated by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, affirming that the region's future is globally vital due to its political and economic weight.-TradeArabia News Service