TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
A senior European Parliament official praised Bahrain’s achievements in democracy, parliament and human rights under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
David McAllister, chairman of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, stressed the importance of keeping up to date with these developments.
He was visiting Bahrain and met with senior officials yesterday to review the Kingdom’s ties and cooperation with the European Union to serve common interests.
In a meeting with Foreign Minister Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, McAllister welcomed the progress made in establishing close parliamentary relations with Bahrain.
He also affirmed the will of the European Union to continue cooperation with Bahrain and to promote coordination on various regional and international issues.
They also exchanged views on the latest political and security situation in the region and its repercussions on security and stability.
Dr Al Zayani praised the depth of relations between Bahrain and the European Union.
He stressed the importance of McAllister’s visit in strengthening cooperation and parliamentary diplomacy, as well as strengthening ties between countries.
McAllister was also received by President Fawzia bint Abdullah Zainal as they discussed ways to further develop relations between the Council of Representatives and the European Parliament in various areas.
The president noted the council’s efforts to activate parliamentary diplomacy and enhance the democratic image of Bahrain under the leadership of HM the King.
She said that Bahrain has elevated the values of tolerance and coexistence and mobilized its efforts to adopt civilized humanitarian initiatives, which have been appreciated by the international community, civil society associations and human rights institutions. .
Zainal highlighted Bahrain’s possession of a strong legislative structure and legal basis that supports the comprehensive reform approach, which makes good citizenship the basis for development and modernization of state institutions and governance. right.
Prerequisite for growth
The President of the Shura Council, Ali bin Saleh Al Saleh, highlighted the constant measures taken by Bahrain to promote human rights and respect freedoms.
He described the approach as the result of HM the King’s vision and his reform project which is based on respect for human rights as a precondition for growth and development.
Al Saleh was speaking while receiving McAllister.
The head of the Shura highlighted the strategies of the government, led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to strengthen democracy and human rights.