A high-level delegation yesterday saluted His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, hailing him an architect of Bahrain’s development and progress.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for 2014 Kailash Satyarth presented the Premier with a certificate of appreciation in recognition of his efforts to achieve political, economic and social development and foster the values of peace and coexistence among Bahraini society.
This came as he received a high-level delegation of Nobel Peace Prize laureates, who wrapped up their landmark visit to Bahrain.
The delegation included former South Africa president Frederick 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 executive director Anna Tibajuka.
The Premier renewed his call to step up global co-operation for peace.
“Events used to be far from the region and had limited impact on it but now constitute a serious threat to its security and an obstacle to its development, hence the need for strengthening complementarity and reaching peace that would secure the requirements of development and focus efforts on achieving it,” he said.
Members of the “delegation of peace” affirmed that while the government of Bahrain, led by the Premier, had succeeded in overcoming security and economic challenges, many countries with more potential, had failed, voicing admiration for the government’s development achievements, success in investing in human resources and interest in provision of child rights.
The Prime Minister pointed out that the high-level delegation’s visit reflected Bahrain’s distinguished status and progress at all levels, extending thanks to the delegation for their stance in support of Bahrain’s development efforts.
Mr Satyarthi asserted that the Premier’s development approach benefited all social categories, particularly children, youth and women.
“The Premier’s efforts converge with the global efforts to promote children’s gains and rights,” he said.