Bahrain’s Prince Salman urges consultations

August 10, 2012
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Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa said that decisions imposed from above could not trigger positive responses and could not last while decisions based upon consultations were robust and effective.

“No-one should make decisions single-mindedly without consulting with the citizens either through traditional gatherings or through existing constitutional institutions,” Prince Salman said. “Social communication and interaction in Bahrain have repeatedly proven their worth and we do encourage people to consolidate regular communication with our brothers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries that represent Bahrain’s strategic depth,” he told a gathering of people at a majlis.

Prince Salman has been visiting majlises in different parts of the country since the start of Ramadan to discuss social, political and economic issues with people who attended them.

Ramadan majlises hold a special significance in Bahrain and are attended by common people, politicians, lawmakers, officials, diplomats, the media and several social and professional components.

“Sectarianism, elitism and racism, under all their forms, are harmful while mutual respect and compassion between all the segments of the society make co-existence possible. We oppose all forms of single-mindedness and lack of communication and encourage meetings and dialogues between all people in order to reach agreements on all issues,” he said.

         

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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
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  • University of Bahrain
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  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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