His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has warned of being distracted by attempts to shift the focus from development to politics.
"The challenges facing us at the local, regional and global levels, and the scarcity of resources require us to act collectively to diversify income resources, and reinforce security and stability to maintain the accelerated pace of the development process," he said.
HRH Premier made the statements as he received at the Gudaibiya Place today Shura Council Chairman Ali bin Saleh Al Saleh, former Speaker Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Dhahrani, Parliament First Deputy Speaker MP Ali Al Aradi, MPs, Shura Council members and a number of senior state officials.
HRH Premier asserted that the Kingdom of Bahrain boasts a parliamentary system that is considered the best, being the outcome of a Royal will emanating from the aspirations of the people.
He pointed out that reinforcement of security and stability is among the most pressing priorities of the current phase in order to pave the way for the development process to proceed without obstacles.
He expressed regret that terrorism in Bahrain is being carried out by "Bahraini hands" who lack volition, and who are used as tools to serve the agendas of those seeking no good for the homeland and its people."
HRH Premier said that when the Bahraini citizens chose their representatives to Parliament by their own free will, they were looking forward to achievements and expecting their aspirations to be met.
He stressed that the government will provide every support to the Representatives Council in order to be able to assume its monitoring and supervisory roles, noting that discussion of national issues is "healthy' and natural in a democratic society as Bahrain as long as the ultimate goals are to achieve national interests and meet the citizens' aspirations.