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Bahrain: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 21201, tabled on 6 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Bahrain on implementation of the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry report.

Answered on

13 January 2016

We regularly discuss reform with the Government of Bahrain. At the November 2015 UK-Bahrain Joint Working Group meeting I stressed the importance of implementing the outstanding recommendations made in the report. The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report revealed deep-rooted and historical challenges which will take time for the Government of Bahrain to address fully. As a trusted partner we will continue to offer practical and technical assistance to help the authorities deliver reforms that benefit all Bahrainis.