Bahrain’s King Says Looking Forward to Improved Ties with Iran

Fri May 24 2024
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RIYADH: King of Bahrain Hamad said his country was looking forward to improve its ties with Iran during a meeting with President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin.

The king added that there was no reason for Bahrain to postpone the resumption of diplomatic ties with Iran, Bahraini state media reported on Thursday.

The king and Putin discussed the war in Gaza, regional and global efforts aimed at reaching a ceasefire, and the release of hostages and detainees. They also discussed on providing humanitarian assistance without hurdles to the territory’s civilian population.

They stressed the importance of advancing the course of diplomatic action to settle the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and establishing a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. The leaders also said efforts to recognize the statehood of Palestine should be supported.

They also emphasized the importance of the UN Security Council assuming its responsibilities toward resolving and ending international conflicts, and working to settle them in accordance with the rules of global law and the UN Charter to maintain international peace and security.

The king informed the Russian president of the decisions taken at the Arab Summit recently held in Bahrain, adding that Arab states appreciated Russia’s sympathy for the Arab causes.

The king called for the convening of a global conference at the summit, which would be held under the auspices of the UN, to resolve the issue of Palestine issue on the basis of a two-state solution.

The king went on to say that he hoped to host the conference and requested Russia’s support for it.

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