Statement on Bahrain’s hosting of international military meeting

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Manama, July 31 (BNA): The Kingdom of Bahrain hosts today an important international military meeting that will focus on the current developments in the region.

 

The meeting will discuss means to enhance international cooperation and coordination in order to combat the rejected and repeated hostile practices of Iran and its terrorist affiliates, which aim to undermine the security of maritime navigation in the Arabian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, constituting a threat to the stability of the region and the world at large. 

 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, stated that hosting such a meeting affirms that the Kingdom of Bahrain continues to play a pivotal role in strengthening joint action with the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council and its international allies and partners, in order to secure trade and energy passages, grant international navigation freedom and reinforce peace and security in this vital and strategic region. 

 

In light of the recent challenges and threats facing the region, the minister stressed the importance of regional and international cooperation, calling upon the international community to assume its role in deterring all threats that target international security and peace.

 

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