7/26/2012

Bahrain’s Prince Salman urges consultation

GULFNEWS
Mutual respect, compassion are key factors for sectarianism-free societies
  • By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief

Manama: Addressing a gathering of people at a majlis, Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa urged citizens to base their decisions on consultations with each other rather than those imposed from others.
“No-one should make decisions single-mindedly without consulting with the citizens either through traditional gatherings or through existing constitutional institutions,” Prince Salman said. “Social communication and interaction in Bahrain have repeatedly proven their worth and we do encourage people to consolidate regular communication with our brothers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries that represent Bahrain’s strategic depth,” he told a gathering of people at a majlis.
Prince Salman has been visiting majlis in different parts of the country since the start of Ramadan to discuss social, political and economic issues with people who attended them.
Ramadan majlis hold a special significance in Bahrain and are attended by members of the public, politicians, lawmakers, officials, diplomats, the media and social and professional components.
“Sectarianism, elitism and racism, under all their forms, are harmful while mutual respect and compassion between all the segments of the society make coexistence possible. We oppose all forms of single-mindedness and lack of communication and encourage meetings and dialogues between all people in order to reach agreements on all issues,” he said.