Speaker receives NIHR Chairperson

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Manama, June 26 (BNA): Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Fawzia bint Abdulla Zainal, has affirmed that the protection and consolidation of human rights have become a basic pillar of the kingdom’s policy, under His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s comprehensive development project and Bahrain’s democratic process.

She also lauded the keenness of the government, led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to implement programmes and plans aimed at preserving the values of human rights and placing them at the top of national priorities.

Speaker Fawzia Zainal commended the efforts exerted by the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) to promote and protect human rights in the kingdom through the distinguished initiatives it has launched since its establishment, as part of HM the King’s Reform Project.  

She underlined the keenness of the legislative branch to strengthen its cooperation and coordination with all the relevant authorities, including the NIHR, in order to boost efforts to consolidate the human rights values, given the fact that the kingdom is a beacon of human rights, especially in the fields of peace and peaceful co-existence.

Speaker Fawzia Zainal made the statements while receiving here the NIHR Chairperson, Ali Ahmed Al-Derazi, who presented her a copy of the ninth annual report of the NIHR for 2021.

They discussed the progress made by the kingdom in the field of human rights, as well as ways to enhance cooperation between the Representatives Council and the NIHR to further promote human rights and upgrade the level of public rights and freedoms in Bahrain.

Al-Derazi stressed the importance of the ongoing cooperation and coordination between the Representatives Council and the NIHR to develop the legal and legislative systems in order to serve the kingdom’s progress in the field of human rights, as well as consolidate Bahrain’s global leading status in this field.

He also highlighted the importance of expanding effective partnership with all the relevant human rights entities.