The High Commissioner welcomes the
National Dialogue and Technical Co-operation

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 human rights.

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.