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Foreign Secretary supports Crown Prince’s efforts to initiate a national dialogue

Foreign Secretary William Hague has made a statement following a conversation with the Crown Prince of Bahrain to express the UK's deep concern about the situation.

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He said:

“I spoke to the Crown Prince of Bahrain earlier this afternoon. I expressed the UK’s deep concern about the situation and strong disapproval of the use of live ammunition against protesters. I welcomed the Bahraini Government’s decision to withdraw the military from the Pearl Roundabout. I reiterated the need for an end to the use of force against peaceful protesters.

“I strongly supported the Crown Prince’s efforts to initiate a national dialogue. The UK calls on all concerned to respond to this offer.”

Published 19 February 2011