BRUSSELS, Feb 15 (KUNA) -- The European Union Friday said it is encouraged
by the re-launch of the National Dialogue in Bahrain last Sunday, and
reiterated the High Representative's Catherine Ashton's support to the process.
"Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the resurgence of unrest in
Bahrain. The EU is closely following the demonstrations called for by the
opposition to commemorate the anniversary," Ashton's spokesman Michael Mann
said in statements to reporters.
"It is indispensable that all sides contribute constructively and genuinely
to the ongoing national reconciliation process, in order to lay the necessary
foundations to rebuild trust and tackle socioeconomic grievances and other
outstanding issues thereby preparing the ground for sustainable reforms," said
"The EU reaffirms its readiness to support the process as and when
requested by the Bahrainis," added the statement. (end)
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