Bahrain PM: New opportunities for peace needed

Manama: The international community should create opportunities to stimulate and strengthen peace as a way to address the difficult times across the world resulting from the tensions and wars afflicting humanity, Bahrain’s prime minister has said.

“There is now greater urgency to support the efforts to maintain peace, security and stability in the region and the world,” Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa told a delegation of Nobel peace prize winners.


F.W. de Klerk, former President of South Africa (1989-1994), Lech Walesa, former President of Poland (1990-1995), and Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor (2007, 2012) are on a visit to Bahrain.

The delegation also included Anna Tibajuka, Undersecretary-General and former Executive Director of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), winner of the 2016 Sustainable Development Award and the Gutenberg Environmental Prize, known as the ‘Nobel Prize for the Environment’.

Bahrain is keen to support the efforts of the international community to consolidate it, Prince Khalifa added.

“The most formidable challenge to peace as a noble value is the intensification of conflicts in many regions across the world, which requires a new global vision that includes non-traditional methods to tackle them and address the causes of crises for the sake of a world that is free of conflict in all its forms,” he said.

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