Bahrain’s Manama Dialogue 2021: Tackling The Middle East’s Security Challenges & Putting Solutions In Place

Every year in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, the International Institute For Strategic Studies (IISS) Manama Dialogue takes place. It is a one-of-a-kind platform for government officials and corporate leaders to discuss and debate the Middle East’s most serious security issues. In addition, the institute is a worldwide research organization that provides objective data on military, geopolitical, and geo-economic events that potentially can result in conflict. The institute organizes IISS Manama Dialogue, which is currently happening in Bahrain now.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry travelled to Bahrain on Saturday to participate in the 17th edition of the regional security forum, the Manama Dialogue. Shoukry is scheduled to meet with a number of ministers and top officials in order to continue vital discussions about regional issues, as well as to allow for an exchange of views on the challenges confronting the region and ways to help the region build plans to address such issues.

Manama Dialogue
via: Egyptian Independent
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry delivers a speech at the 17th Manama Dialogue regional security meeting.

A number of foreign ministers and leaders of regional and international organizations are expected to participate and discuss a variety of security challenges in the region.

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry centred his dialogue on the role of international and regional institutions in resolving global challenges around the clock. Nonetheless, Shoukry emphasized that the UN has failed to solve a number of challenges as a result of the existing international ‘outdated’ framework. He underlined the importance of all international organizations banding together to address serious concerns such as climate change, terrorism, cybersecurity, continuous conflicts, and misrepresentation of Africa within the UN and other international organizations.

Plenary sessions on US Defense Policy in the Middle East, Gulf, and Asia, diplomacy and deterrence, multilateralism and regional security, conflict resolution in the region, security dynamics in the Red Sea, militias, missiles, and nuclear proliferation will be held during the conference.

The forum’s primary purpose is to improve discussion and mutual understanding across nations, cultures, and civilizations. Additionally, resolving problems and tensions through diplomatic means is a top focus. This will contribute to the consolidation of global peace and security as well as the UN’s sustainable development goals.

Bahrain’s foreign minister, Abdullatif Al-Zayani, also discussed the ongoing situation in Lebanon, emphasizing the importance of demonstrating that Hezbollah can modify its behavior in order to repair a split with Gulf governments.

In addition, Al-Zayani claimed that:

In the future, we can expand support and attempt to find answers, but only if Hezbollah is shown to be capable of modifying its conduct.

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, Abdullatif Al-Zayani via Arab News

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