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Shura Council: Bahrain land of peace, co-existence, rapprochement

Manama, The Shura Council has expressed its deep pride in the landmark achievements attained by the Kingdom of Bahrain in the fields of peace, co-existence and rapprochement among various religions and sects thanks to the sound visions and multiple initiatives launched by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

In a statement marking the International Day of Peace 2018, observed worldwide today under the theme The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70, the Shura Council stressed that HM the King's wise visions and initiatives have entitled Bahrain to be the kingdom of peace and security, as well as a pioneering country in embodying the human values and the lofty principles of peaceful co-existence.

The council, in its statement, also lauded the plans and programmes implemented by the government, under the leadership of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, for the aim of enhancing the kingdom's regional and international status in the fields of peace, co-existence and cooperation, and affirming its support for all efforts to promote peace and provide security for all peoples of the world.

The council also hailed the initiatives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, in this regard.

The Kingdom of Bahrain has been and will remain an oasis of peace, and recognises that peace is an essential pre-requisite for growth, progress and renaissance, and the compass towards the advancement of societies and countries, the council said, affirming that HM the King's Reform Project consolidated Bahrain's deep-rooted fundamentals as the best means to achieve development and prosperity, based on the values of peaceful coexistence and rapprochement among different religions and sects.

The Shura Council stressed that HM the King's initiative to establish the King Hamad Global Centre for Peaceful Co-existence is a milestone, and a sound move that reflects the King's great interest in promoting the openness, co-existence and acceptance of the other, which are basic for reaching peace, and achieving sustainable development, noting that the Centre has become a source of pride of Bahrain, given its pivotal role in spreading the values and principles of peace worldwide.

The council emphasised that Bahrain boasts multiple national legislation and laws that affirm respect for human rights, emanating from the National Action Charter and the Constitution, and based on the principles of justice and equality, highlighting the kingdom's keenness to join human rights-related international conventions and agreements, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Shura Council stressed that the Kingdom, under the leadership of HM King Hamad is resolved to achieve sustainable development, optimise its national achievements and gains and re-affirm its keenness to assume its responsibilities towards the International Community in supporting the efforts to achieve peace, provide security and stability and carry on development and progress.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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