Speaker praises Bahrain’s achievements in combating trafficking in persons

Manama, Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Fawzia bint Abdulla Zainal, has extended deepest congratulations to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Bahrain’s success in maintaining Tier 1 status in US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons report for the third straight year, and on ranking first in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in this field.

Zainal stressed that the milestone is the fruitful outcome of HM King Hamad’s sound directives and wise vision aimed at advancing the nation and the citizens, as well as consolidating human rights, respecting freedoms and preserving the country’s capabilities within the state of law and institutions.

The speaker lauded the tremendous efforts exerted by the relevant civil society’s entities and institutions related to human rights and liberties in Bahrain to honour the status of the kingdom at the regional and international arenas, and highlight the comprehensive development march spearheaded by HM the King.

The Representatives Council’s Speaker extended similar congratulations to His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa on the milestone, noting that the kingdom’s success in maintaining the Tier 1 status in combating trafficking in persons for the third year in a row is a compelling evidence of the government’s full commitment and keenness to ensuring human rights.

Zainal also extended sincere congratulations to His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, on the landmark international achievement reflecting Bahrain’s distinction in combating trafficking in persons.

She stressed that HRH the Crown Prince’s tremendous efforts and close follow-up have entitled the kingdom’s experience in fighting trafficking in persons a success story and a model to be emulated.

She also paid tribute to the kingdom’s ministries, institutions and entities, including the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, for the dedicated efforts they have made in ensuring the country’s success in maintaining its leading status.