Home » Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs » Bureau of Public Affairs » Bureau of Public Affairs: Office of Press Relations » Press Releases » Press Releases: 2011 » Press Releases: July 2011 » Participation of Al Wifaq in Bahrain's National Dialogue
The United States welcomes the decision of Al Wifaq, Bahrain’s largest opposition political society, to join the National Dialogue recently announced by King Hamad.
Al Wifaq’s participation adds an important voice of Bahrain’s political opposition to a process that has the potential to serve as a vehicle for reform and reconciliation. We welcome the Bahraini government’s commitment to pursue this initiative and call on all participants in the National Dialogue to engage constructively in this process to produce reforms that will respond to the legitimate aspirations of the Bahraini people.
With the start of the National Dialogue on July 2, and the King’s announcement on June 29 of an independent, international commission of inquiry to examine events surrounding recent protests in Bahrain, the Government of Bahrain is taking concrete steps which could contribute to national unity and stability.
The Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department.
External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.