Bahrain’s king assures security
Manama, September 20, 2010
His Majesty King Hamad has pledged to protect Bahrain’s security and stability and foil all attempts to endanger its unity or harm brotherly and friendly countries.
'Bahrain repeats that it will never accept to be the starting point for any subversive acts which may cause harm, whether to the kingdom itself, or to brothers and friends,' he said.
'Bahrain's security is but an integral part of the regional security and stability,' His Majesty said as he chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at Sakhir Palace, in the presence of HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
He stressed the strong bond between the leadership and people in confronting the scourge of terror.
'Our will is in total accord with the popular will to combat terrorism, for Bahrain to be secure, stable, aspiring to achieve more progress and prosperity,' he said.
'The unwavering support for the security measures we have undertaken against the terrorists was visible to the entire world,' he said, citing popular festivals being organised across Bahrain to pledge allegiance.
'The cables and statements we have received from national and popular parties extended to us citizens' unflinching support, allegiance and mobilisation for the sake of Bahrain's security and stability,' His Majesty said.
'This popular, regional and international support which was witnessed by everyone, and which we appreciate a lot, has but consolidated Bahrain's solid economic status - one of the terrorists' targets,' he said.
His Majesty took pride in the large number of nominations for the forthcoming parliament and municipal elections.
'The turnout, the highest to date, is a major catalyst to continue the democratic march upbeat and embark on our wide-ranging, far-reaching development to the benefit of Bahrainis who are loyal to their country and glorious heritage,' he said.
His Majesty paid tribute to the Interior Ministry and the Public Security for their patriotic dedication towards their motherland.
In line with the Royal directives, HRH the Premier instructed all ministries and government departments to submit programmes and plans aimed at consolidating national achievements and anchoring democracy.
The government, he said, will spare no effort to preserve Bahrain's status as an oasis of security, and consolidate its pioneering economic position.
The government will continue to take necessary measures to foil any plot seeking to terrorise people, destroy public and private property and spread false news to stigmatise Bahrain's reputation and incite hatred.
He also paid tribute to loyal Bahrainis who spoke with one voice and stood united behind His Majesty's wise leadership. – TradeArabia News Service