Bahrain’s foreign policy praised

Belgrade, Representatives Council Speaker Fawzia bint Abdullah Zainal stressed Bahrain’s unwavering keenness to remain an active member in the international legal system. She pointed out the kingdom’s accession to international agreements and covenants and amendment of national legislation to keep them in tune with those agreements. She also underlined Bahrain’s commitment to no-interference in other countries’ internal affairs and adherence to international legitimacy.

The Representatives Council Speaker and Head of the parliamentary delegation to the 141st meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, was speaking during her participation in the meeting, in the presence of Speakers and members of Arab, regional and international parliaments as well as members of IPU. She affirmed that those fundamentals represent a constant approach in the foreign policy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the prosperous era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa which earned the kingdom global respect.

The Representatives Council Speaker pointed out cooperation between the legislative and executive branches to promote the international law, stressing the kingdom’s leading status in tolerance and peaceful coexistence. She also underlined the fast-paced development of the contemporary international law since the Second World War, stressing the need for precision in enforcing it on all without discrimination. “There will be no peace or stability in the world without commitment to the principles of the international law,” she said. She also called on the international community to assume its responsibility and force Israel to carry out the international resolutions, stop its land annexation policy and transgression of the international law. She stressed that peace in the Middle East is a strategic option embodied by the Arab Peace Initiative, pointing out that acceptance of the initiative and the resolutions of the international legitimacy will achieve comprehensive and permanent peace.

The Representatives Council Speaker described Iran’s terrorist acts in the region as a blatant breach of the international law and the principles of good neighbourliness as well as a threat to international peace and security. She also reiterated Bahrain’s condemnation of Turkey’s attack on Syria and its categorical rejection of targeting the sovereignty of a brotherly Arab country. She underscored the pioneering role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in maintaining regional peace, hailing the decisions and directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Crown Prince to protect regional peace and stave off attempts to undermine stability.

Source: Bahrain News Agency