BAHRAIN: Pioneering royal reform initiatives commended

Manama, Mar 20 (BNA) – Bahrain Journalists Association (BJA) and Bahrain Correspondents Society Presidents praised the speech of His Majesty king Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on receiving the report of the National Commission tasked with following up on implementation of the recommendations of Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI).

They hailed the royal initiatives to restore national unity and enhance the reform momentum in Bahrain.
They criticized organized and systematic media campaign waged against Bahrain to distort the truth during the regretful events.

BJA President Isa Al Shayji commended the royal efforts to restore stability to Bahrain, uncover the truth and speed up the reform momentum.

He said the royal decision to set up an independent fact-finding commission, including international experts, to unveil the truth transparently and objectively reflects HM the King's wisdom and statesmanship.

Bahrain Correspondents Society President Sami Kamal praised HM the King's acceptance of the report's recommendations, adding that it reflects keenness to press ahead with national reconciliation.

He urged all to seize the opportunity and unite efforts for a positive and unconditioned dialogue to fully restore stability.