Bahrain - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (02.05.19)

Q: What was the French authorities’ message to the Bahraini authorities on the case of Nabeel Rajab during the king’s visit this week?

A: The Bahraini King’s visit to Paris on April 29-30 was a much anticipated high-water mark in our bilateral relationship and was characterized by a dense program with substantive discussions on both regional issues and bilateral challenges.

The issue of human rights was raised during these talks. President Macron specifically remarked on the King’s recent decision to restore the Bahraini nationality to 551 people and encouraged him to continue on this path.