Bahrain – Launch of national dialogue (January 23, 2013)



France welcomes King Hamad’s invitation to all Bahraini political forces to participate in a new national dialogue.

The authorities and the opposition must now take steps in this direction and implement the reforms that will make it possible to take into account the aspirations of all Bahraini citizens. Only the resumption of inclusive dialogue can foster national reconciliation and restore calm on a lasting basis, while ensuring respect for human rights and the rule of law.