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Bahrain: Maritime Conference to Raise Awareness of Iran’s Threats

Bahrain: Maritime Conference to Raise Awareness of Iran’s Threats

Thursday, 18 July, 2019 - 18:15
General view of Bahrain`s financial district in Manama, Bahrain, June 20, 2019. (Reuters)
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Bahrain said on Thursday that its hosting of the maritime and air navigation security meeting is part of its efforts to contribute to the establishment of security and stability in the region.

The Foreign Ministry added that the conference aims to raise awareness of the dangers that threaten the region in light of Iran's practices, which pose a great threat to maritime and air navigation.

It also underscores the need to strengthen international cooperation in against all problems and crises that threaten international peace and security, said the ministry in a statement carried by the Bahrain news agency (BNA).

Preparations are underway for the meeting in cooperation with the United States and Poland.

More than 60 countries will participate in the event, which is one of the outcomes of the International Conference in Support of Security and Peace in the Middle East held in Warsaw in February.

The Foreign Ministry stressed that the meeting will provide an opportunity for discussions on ways to deter the Iranian threat and ensure freedom of navigation in this strategic region to the world.

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