FM: Declaration Supporting Peace historic, brave step aimed to enhance regional security, stability

Washington: The declaration supporting peace signed by the Kingdom of Bahrain with the State of Israel is a historic move towards establishing peace in the Middle East and a brave exceptional step to enhance regional security and stability, while preserving the legitimate rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani has said.

The Foreign Minister praised the vision of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on ending the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in accordance with the two-state solution, which the Kingdom of Bahrain affirms its commitment to it as one of the pillars of its foreign policy.

“We appreciate the historic roles played by the US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, noting that they are strategic roles that would contribute to maintaining international peace and security.”

Dr. Zayani stated that this historic step emanates from the long legacy of a cohesive society of the Kingdom of Bahrain where all religions have coexisted side by side since ancient times, and affirmed that the Kingdom would remain a cradle and home for peace and harmony as it used to be throughout history where the Jewish citizens make an authentic and active component of the local society.

He stressed the importance of coexistence as one of the fundamentals of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s policy, and renewed the Kingdom’s commitment to the principle of good neighborliness with all regional countries without exception for a stable and prosperous future in the Arabian Gulf, Middle East and the world.

“The Kingdom of Bahrain looks forward to the declaration supporting peace to lead to the establishment of relations with the State of Israel in various fields, based on the principles of international relations, foremost among which are mutual respect and common interests.”

Dr. Zayani reaffirmed the Kingdom of Bahrain’s commitment to its national responsibilities towards the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Arab League, and all brothers and partners from Arab and Islamic countries, as well as its policy aimed to bring peace and stability to the region.

He expressed his sincere congratulations to the government and people of the sisterly United Arab Emirates on the occasion of the signing of the joint peace accord with the State of Israel, hoping that these strategic agreements would enhance peace, security and stability.