11 : 04 PM - 16/10/2011
Manama-Oct16 (BNA) His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa today reaffirmed Bahrain's resolve to contribute, alongside the international community, in promoting development and bolstering the pillars of global security and stability.
"The Kingdom is at the forefront in supporting all creative efforts towards achieving this goal", he said as he received a US Congress delegation at Gudaibiya Palace. He stressed the importance of dialogue-as a strategic choice – and the protection of human rights and liberties as the cornerstone of Bahrain's reform policies. Meanwhile, the US Congress delegation led by House of Representatives member Donald Payne acknowledged Bahrain's efforts to embark on democracy and promote reforms steadily. They also lauded the Government's efforts in this regard, ensuring Bahrain's pioneering democratic and reform strides. HRH the Premier described security as crucial to life and a pillar of development and progress. "Subverting security would derail development efforts which require stability to prevail", he said, pointing out the need for stability in the region to achieve development goals. HRH the Premier discussed with the Congress delegation the decades-long strategic relation bonding the Kingdom of Bahrain and the US, spotlighting key global economic issues and the prospects of joint cooperation amid current international situation. AHN
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