Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa stressed on Sunday that consolidating the foundations of comprehensive and fair peace in the region relies on activating the 2002 Arab peace initiative.
Addressing the Shura Council, he said that Manama was “working on supporting the initiative through all means with our brothers and allies.”
“This is the Kingdom’s clear stance on the Palestinian cause in the hopes of implementing the two-state solution to bolster global security and peace,” he added.
The monarch hailed government efforts in confronting the novel coronavirus and ordered the establishment of a fund that supports youth innovation in Bahrain.
Shura Council Speaker Fawzia Zainal said the council underscores Bahrain’s historic move in signing the peace deal with Israel.
She stressed that it reflects Bahraini society’s values of coexistence and openness.
At the same time, it will continue to firmly support the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to reach just and comprehensive peace according to the state-solution, international resolutions and the peace initiative, she added.
She praised the role of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz in supporting Gulf stability and solidarity to achieve prosperity in the region.
Minister for the Shura Council Ghanim Al-Buainain told Asharq Al-Awsat that King Hamad’s speech “draws up the agenda of national work and the principles of Bahrain’s foreign policy.”