Speak out against terror, traders urged
Manama, April 12, 2013
Bahrain's business community was yesterday urged to be more vocal in condemning subversive designs.
"Destabilisation will hurt the trading community more than any other sector," His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa was quoted as saying by a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister newspaper.
He was speaking as he visited Beit Al Tijjar, along with His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier.
The Premier warned that any political or economic upheaval would spare no country or people, urging collective co-operation to stave off threats.
The Crown Prince hailed Bahrain's landmark achievements, paying tribute to the Premier for his pivotal role in promoting development.
"Anyone who does not acknowledge the Premier's crucial nation-building role and efforts to promote Bahrain's progress and prosperity is so far from the truth," he said.
The two leaders affirmed the government's resolve to back the trade sector and remove obstacles hampering its activities.
The Premier stressed the need to attract more investments and paid tribute to His Majesty King Hamad for promoting Bahrain through sound social and economic policies.
He urged the trade sector to support the government in its efforts to stabilise prices and provide goods for citizens at affordable cost, stressing the need to diversify imports and explore new markets to ensure national food security.
He asserted that the government will confront attempts to subvert national security. He called upon the trade community to come forward and voice their loud condemnation of terror and instigators, urging unity to protect developmental achievements.
The Premier and the Crown Prince met Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman Dr Essam Fakhro and board members and discussed key economic issues and means of revitalising the trade sector. They also underscored the vital role of the private sector in ensuring economic development.
Dr Fakhro welcomed the visit and said it reflected the leaders' keenness to reach out to the trading and industrial community. - TradeArabia News Service