A VISITING British minister yesterday praised Bahrain's development in all spheres as he met several top government officials.
British Middle East and North African Affairs Minister Alistair Burt was received by Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa.
Mr Burt praised the remarkable development in Bahrain at all levels, underlining the need to maintain security and stability to protect hard-won achievements and further boost human rights.
The Interior Minister stressed the kingdom's resolve to go ahead with the reform process initiated by the King more than 10 years ago.
He briefed the British official on the current situation in Bahrain, emphasising the kingdom's civilised approach in tackling security issues by opting for alternatives that take into consideration respect for human rights.
He explained the professional method followed by his ministry in ensuring human rights.
The meeting was attended by Public Security Chief Major-General Tareq Al Hassan and the British Ambassador Iain Lindsay.
Foreign Affairs Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa also met the British minister and outlined latest political developments, especially the general consensus on the need to address terrorism and violence targeting security officers and civilians and the movement towards a national dialogue that engages all social spectra without exception.
Mr Burt expressed delight at the positive outcome of his visit and commended the bold steps taken by the kingdom. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ghanim bin Fadhel Al Buainain attended.
The British official was also received by Royal Court Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.