Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa
Secretary Kerry met earlier today with Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa at the Department of State. This meeting provided an opportunity for the Secretary and Crown Prince to discuss the full range of bilateral and regional issues. Secretary Kerry highlighted the importance of the U.S.-Bahrain partnership as well as our commitment to further strengthening the ties between our two countries. He also welcomed the leadership of the King, the Crown Prince, and the Bahraini Government in launching the National Dialogue. Secretary Kerry and the Crown Prince both agreed that all sides should contribute constructively to reconciliation, meaningful dialogue, and reform that meets the aspirations of all Bahrainis. Secretary Kerry reiterated our belief that all sides must reject violence and pursue actions that will contribute to Bahrain’s future growth and prosperity.