MOFA Undersecretary for Regional and GCC Affairs participates in meeting for Arab-Japanese Political Dialogue
Ambassador Waheed Mubarak Sayyar, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Regional and GCC Affairs participated in the First Ministerial Meeting of the Arab-Japanese Political Dialogue held today at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League in Cairo.
The meeting was held under the co-chairmanship of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Abdul Qader Messahel and his Japanese counterpart Tarō Kōno with the participation of Arab Foreign Ministers and Heads of Delegations and Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit.
In his statement on the theme of intercultural dialogue, Ambassador Waheed Sayyar affirmed that the Kingdom of Bahrain is one of the leading countries in advancing dialogue among cultures and civilizations, pointing out in this context to the award conferred by the Organization of Coexistence among Religions and Civilizations on His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
He said the award was in appreciation of His Majesty's contribution and role in promoting meaningful dialogue between religions and cultures and his efforts to advocate mutual respect among all peoples and communities, build confidence and mutual understanding and renounce hatred.
He also stressed the firm stand of the Kingdom of Bahrain in rejection of terrorism and extremism in all forms and manifestations, regardless of the motives, reasons or origin.
The Ambassador called on Iran to stop its provocative acts and interference in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab countries, affirming that its behavior undermines mutual confidence and threatens security and stability in the region.
This dialogue comes to enhance cooperation between the Arab and Japanese sides as well as to discuss a number of regional and international issues of common concern.