The High Commissioner welcomes the
National Dialogue and Technical
During his meeting with the UN High commissioner for Human Rights,
Navi Pillay, in mid January 2014, the Foreign Minister, Sheikh Khalid
bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, expressed the Kingdom of Bahrain’s genuine
desire to consolidate cooperation with the U.N. and its human rights
institutions, particularly the High Commission for Human Rights.
He welcomed the agreement reached between the two sides on the
terms of reference for the technical cooperation and capacity building.
On her part, Pillay affirmed the commission’s commitment regarding
the extension of constructive technical assistance and the consolidation
of the channels of communication to explore the means to further
developing the cooperation between the two sides in the field of
On the other hand, the Foreign Minister updated Mrs Pillay on
the latest political and human rights developments in Bahrain, including
those relating to the process of national dialogue, which he described
as serious, responsible and credible, adding that the process is
determined to remove any obstacle that could block the dialogue,
and to narrow the gap between opposing points of views, and to meet
the aspirations of all Bahraini people.
The High Commissioner praised the national dialogue, and expressed
her support to the positive steps that would contribute towards
reaching national consensuses conducive to fulfilling the ambitions
of the Bahraini people.