MANAMA: Concerted global efforts are necessary to create necessary conditions for peace that can help build a more prosperous future, the Premier said last night.
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa was delivering a keynote address as he hosted a dinner banquet at Ritz-Carlton Bahrain in honour of a delegation of Nobel Peace laureates visiting the kingdom.
Describing their visit as historic and memorable, the Premier said it had brought together ‘Men of Peace’ on the land of peace – an international recognition of Bahrain’s role in advocating global peace.
“This landmark visit will remain engraved in the memory for its high significance and crucial timing.”
The delegation comprised former South African president William de Klerk, former Polish president Lech Walesa, former East Timor president Jose Ramos-Horta, Indian social activist Kailash Satyarthi and Under-Secretary General and former UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) executive director Anna Tibajuka.
The Premier said that the current challenges unfolding in many regions necessitate more international concerted action to create the required conditions for peace which will bolster the strenuous efforts exerted by countries and societies to achieve sustainable development and build a more prosperous future.
The Nobel laureates and other members of the delegation praised the Premier for his dedicated efforts which enabled Bahrain to make landmark development.
They also congratulated Bahrain’s leadership for its policies that helped the kingdom overcome all challenges.
They underlined peaceful coexistence which reigns in Bahrain between all segments of people, and described it as a model of coexistence and tolerance.
The dinner banquet was also attended by senior Bahraini ministers and officials.