Former French Prime Minister key speaker at International Day of Conscience celebrations in NY

Paris, Shaikh Hussam bin Isa Al Khalifa received here today former French Prime Minister, Dominique de Villepin, as part of the on-going preparations to celebrate the International Day of Conscience.

The global event was adopted by the United Nations following an initiative submitted by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa to announce April 5 as an International Day of Conscience to motivate the international community to resolve conflicts peacefully.

Shaikh Hussam expressed thanks to Mr. Dominique de Villepin for his participation as a key speaker in the in the celebration to be held by the Kingdom of Bahrain on April 6 in New York, marking the first edition of the International Day of Conscience, praising his wide experience in the international field.

Dominique de Villepin lauded HRH Premier's launch of the International Day of Conscience, valuing highly the excellent goals of the initiative aimed at activating the role of conscience in addressing challenges so as to ensure that the entire humanity enjoys peace and security.

Shaikh Hussam indicated that HRH Premier's initiative was in line with the Prime Minister's belief in the importance of the 'conscience culture' in boosting country's sustainable efforts.

It also reflects Bahrain's keenness to support international efforts aimed at achieving global security and stability, he said.

The United Nations adopted HRH Premier's initiative to mark the International Day of Conscience in April 2019.

The adoption of April 5th as an International Day of Conscience is a tool for mobilising the international community's regular efforts to promote peace, tolerance, integration, and understanding in order to build a sustainable world, based on peace, and solidarity and harmony.

Source: Bahrain News Agency