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Bahraini FM Praises Role of GCC, Egypt, Jordan in Ensuring Region's Security

Bahraini FM Praises Role of GCC, Egypt, Jordan in Ensuring Region's Security

Saturday, 23 November, 2019 - 11:00
Bahrain's Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa speaks during a news conference in Manama, Bahrain, August 29, 2016. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa stressed the importance of the role played by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Egypt and Jordan in ensuring the security and stability of the region.

Al Khalifa praised these countries' unremitting efforts in facing the challenges and efforts to develop permanent solutions and settlements for their problems.

This came during his addressing the 15th session of the Manama Dialogue Conference, where he said that the strategic importance of the region at the political, security and economic levels necessitates the responsible countries in the world to cooperate with GCC, Egypt and Jordan in maintaining peace and security.

He added that Iran remains a major threat to the region's security and stability by continuing to support terrorism and terrorist militias, its expansionist policies, violations of international law, attack on oil installations in Saudi Arabia, commercial vessels in the Gulf of Oman and threatening the safety of navigation.

He further called for an international stance towards Israel and its practices that contravene international laws and customs, including its settlement activities and the occupation of the Golan Heights, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

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