Direct interference in the internal affairs of nations is the most disturbing current challenge: HM King Hamad | THE DAILY TRIBUNE

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The Daily Tribune –

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa stressed the need to unite efforts to end direct interference in the internal affairs of states, saying it is one of the most worrying current challenges. and that it violated the principles and rights guaranteed by international law.

In his speech at the Jeddah Security and Development Summit, HM the King also called for deep and balanced ways to resolve the crises and conflicts that have rocked the Middle East, an important international strategic region that has suffered for years of political, security and economic difficulties. very dangerous conditions and challenges.

Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jordan, Egypt, Iraq and the United States attend the summit in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.

A translation of HM the King’s speech:

“In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Merciful

Your Majesties, Highnesses and Excellencies,

Peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you,

It is a great pleasure to express our sincere congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the success of this year’s Hajj, and to express our sincere thanks for his kind invitation. to this exceptional summit, which provides an opportunity to strengthen long-standing relations and consolidate the strategic partnership between our countries and the United States of America led by His Excellency President Joe Biden, as well as to discuss solutions for achieve peace and development for all the peoples of the Middle East by addressing the challenges that threaten regional stability, international peace and security and global interests.

With its important international strategic position, the Middle East has suffered, and continues to suffer, for years from difficult political, security and economic conditions, and serious challenges, which compel us to reflect carefully on how to overcome the ongoing crises and conflicts.

Foremost among these is the Palestinian question, which must be resolved through a just and lasting settlement and the establishment of an independent Palestinian State, in accordance with the two-State solution and the Arab Peace Initiative, alongside to the creation of a promising and lasting economic opportunity for the Palestinian people, guaranteeing their effective participation in overall development, based on the results of the workshop “From Peace to Prosperity” held in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2019.

In addition, it is necessary to reach a political settlement of the Yemeni crisis and to continue humanitarian and development assistance to the Yemeni people.

Direct interference in the internal affairs of countries remains one of the most serious challenges that exists, as it undermines the principles and rights enshrined in international law.

The time has come to unite efforts to put an end to these interferences, out of respect for the sovereignty of States, their religious and cultural values, and their civilized approach to respect for others, the promotion of tolerance and coexistence. peaceful, in addition to continuing joint efforts to make the Middle East a region free of weapons of mass destruction, and to combat terrorism and extremist ideology and its banned organizations.

Maintaining regional security and stability requires cooperation, solidarity and effective joint action, in response to our people’s aspirations for peace, development and prosperity. In this context, we underscore the importance of the ongoing work of the Combined Maritime Forces and the activation of additional Combined Task Forces in light of their central role in protecting international shipping and securing oil supplies and world trade through the Strait of Hormuz and Bab al – Mandab.

We greatly appreciate the constructive cooperation between the navies of our countries and the United States Fifth Fleet, which, in the case of Bahrain, has lasted for more than 75 years.

In this regard, we underscore the importance of supporting efforts to stabilize global energy prices, including by increasing investment to expand exploration and refining, and introducing new technologies that help sustain growth world economy and to combat price inflation. We do not forget here the need to encourage all export initiatives for cereals, wheat and other essential products to ensure their access to world markets and initiatives that support affected countries to achieve food security.

We hope that this summit will yield positive results and constructive outcomes that will enhance joint cooperation and consolidate relations between our countries, enabling us to address political, security and economic challenges, establish security and stability and throw basis for a solid and lasting relationship. that meets the requirements of the present and the future.

We pray to Almighty God to bless our countries and peoples.

Peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you.


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