Kingdom stands by Bahrain

February 20, 2011

An official source has released a statement saying that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is following up with concern the latest developments in Bahrain and is hoping for the restoration of calm and stability to that country under its wise leadership. Furthermore, Saudi Arabia is appealing to the Bahraini people to use rational thinking in putting forward their viewpoints and accepting what has been presented to them by the government of Bahrain. According to the source, the Kingdom stresses its absolute rejection of any foreign interference in the internal affairs of Bahrain from any party, and stands with all its capabilities behind its Arab neighbor.

According to the Bahrain News Agency (BNA), Second Deputy Prime Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz made a telephone call today to Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa to discuss bilateral relations. During the conversation, Prince Nayef stressed that Saudi Arabia stands with Bahrain and urged the country’s people to preserve their security, stability and national unity. He wished for a continuation of progress and prosperity in Bahrain under the current leadership.