President of Human Rights Council Visits Bahrain

On 18 May 2009, the President of the Human Rights Council, Mr. Martin Ihoeghian, visited Bahrain and was met by the Prime Minister, Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, who affirmed Bahrain’s great determination to protect and safeguard human rights. He also met with the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. Mr. Ihoeghian praised the remarkable developments in the human rights situations in Bahrain, and said that ‘it is distinguished, clear and precise’ adding that Bahrain is enjoying an open atmosphere and praised the strong relationship between the Council and Manama.