Foreign Secretary William Hague raised UK concerns in his meeting with the Crown Prince of Bahrain on 25 May.
Speaking after the meeting on 25 May the Foreign Secretary said:
“The Crown Prince and I had a constructive meeting. I made clear the UK’s strong concern over the recent arrests of protestors and medical staff and the nature of the charges brought against them. I also expressed my belief that responding to the legitimate aspirations of Bahrain’s people - through reform not repression - was the best way to guarantee stability. We agreed on the need for a long term political solution in Bahrain and I welcomed the role the Crown Prince intends to play in building a dialogue. I call on the Government of Bahrain to create the conditions under which this can take place and on all sides, including opposition groupings, to engage.”