I have often said I avoid getting involved in politics, as I consider it a dirty game. This is why I always advise anyone who wishes to be part of this to be aware of the consequences.
I know many who have ventured into politics and have found themselves in a filthy swamp but the worst is they are unable to now get out of it.
Take the case of the historic setting up of diplomatic relations with Israel by the UAE and Bahrain. While I do not want to go into this issue, I have noticed there are divergent views on it by political societies, citizens and others. The differences in viewpoints are very natural but should not spoil relations between friends.
What is more important is that we should respect the political and sovereign decision taken by our wise government under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad. We should appreciate this and be aware that this historic step has been long in the pipeline.
The world is facing increased challenges every day, which has resulted in an unstable political situation. In that respect, it is the right of every country to see its own interests and take appropriate decisions. On the other hand, we must know that our government is a staunch supporter of the Palestinian cause and a supporter of the Palestinian people.
We are aware that His Majesty knows what is in the interest of the Bahraini people and that is why I am confident that this bold step will benefit Bahrain in terms of security, economic, environmental, technological and tourism development as well as investment.
I urge all those who have expressed unhappiness at the decision to also respect His Majesty’s stance since they are Bahraini citizens and institutions and everyone appreciates their patriotism and sacrifices.
Bahrain is the best example of a state of institutions and the law and this has been strengthened by His Majesty’s national reform project, that was launched after he took the reins of power and the promulgation of the National Action Charter.
This ensured popular participation in decision-making and aimed to bring about radical changes in the methodology of work and performance and modernised the state’s authorities and institutions.
Bahrain’s Constitution, launched in 2002, is also based on the principle of separation of powers, the principle of justice and equality between people in rights and public duties, and on freedom and democracy.
His Majesty’s insightful vision will remain eternal in the memory of future generations since he is determined to move forward in a way that is effective in resolving this long and complex conflict in a manner that guarantees preserving Bahrain’s interests.
His Majesty has sent out a message that Bahrain is open to building balanced relationships to achieve security and peace, consolidating the values of tolerance, stability and development, combating hatred and discrimination, and closing the doors to terrorist and extremist groups.
We ask God Almighty to preserve His Majesty, to guide him and to take care of him, so that he continues leading our march to achieve more success that is good and leads to progress and homeland security.