Bahrain is capable of overcoming all obstacles hindering its development march thanks to its deep-rooted civilisational heritage and rich cultural history blessed with tolerance, solidarity and national cohesion, which has entitled its experience to be an example for other nations and peoples, according to Labour Minister Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan said.
This came as he attended the “National Reconciliation” workshop, hosted by the Labour Ministry in cooperation with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Bahrain Institute for Political Development (BIPD).
During the opening session, attended by the UNDP Resident Representative Peter Grohmann and presented by Dr. Alma Jadallah and Dr. Rawhi Afghani, the Labour Minister asserted that the kingdom has always been, and will remain, solid, indivisible and a strong promoter of the values of love, tolerance, national unity and social cohesion thanks to its wise leadership and loyal people.
“Tackling the issue of national reconciliation does not mean that we are divided, but aims to consolidate the values of patriotism and national cohesion and heal the rifts that divide the components of the one-family Bahraini society so as to enable all parties to keep away from the negative effects of the regretful incidents that the country went through and launch positive initiatives that fortify the kingdom from being driven to political or sectarian disputes that harm individuals and pose a threat to national unity and social cohesion,” he said.
He also pointed out that the Labour Ministry is resolved to promote genuine national values in all its institutions in order to create a healthy work environment that embraces everybody and motivates all sides to cooperate, adding that workers have succeeded in building bridges of trust and social dialogue and enhanced constructive cooperation, which consolidate work stability, increased productivity and doubled workers’ gains.
The two lecturers shed light on ways and means of promoting the peace culture and acceptance of the other.
They also tackled the concept of national reconciliation and stressed that every society has its distinctive social, historical and political features, calling for the need to engage all social groups and the civil society in order to pave the way for a successful national reconciliation.