Rome, The Gulf Observer: His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, met yesterday with His Excellency President Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic, at the Presidential Palace in Rome, on the occasion of His Majesty’s visit to Italy. Upon the arrival of His Majesty the King, His Excellency the Italian President welcomed His Majesty and his visit, which provides strong impetus for the development of Bahraini-Italian relations.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed all aspects of their close bilateral relations and ways to develop and strengthen them in order to achieve common goals, as well as the latest regional and international developments, and the situation in the Gaza Strip.
His Majesty the King reaffirmed the Kingdom of Bahrain’s approach, which calls for strengthening security, stability and consolidating peace which would be achieved by giving the Palestinian people their legitimate rights and finding a just solution to the Palestinian issue, in order to reach a two-state solution in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative, that guarantees the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent State, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
His Majesty affirmed the need to prevent any worsening of the situation, to work for the release of detained civilians, and to protect all civilians who- under international humanitarian law- must not be the target of any conflict. His Majesty stressed the need to urgently open humanitarian corridors for the entry of medical and relief aid, food, water and the provision of electricity to Gaza, reaffirming the Kingdom of Bahrain’s full support for the coordination of all efforts aimed at achieving just peace, stability and security for all the peoples of the region.
His Majesty expressed his appreciation for the important role played by the Italian Republic at the international level and its contributions to international peace and security.