Bahrain Crown Prince offers assurances on dialogue

March 13, 2011 19:57

MANAMA - Bahrain's crown prince renewed his call for national dialogue on Sunday, promising the talks would address key demands such as bolstering the power of parliament and that any deal could be put to a referendum.

In a statement read on Bahrain TV, Sheikh Salman al-Khalifa said talks would also cover electoral and governmental reforms, as well as looking into claims of corruption and sectarianism.

"We have worked actively to establish contacts to learn the views of various sides... which shows our commitment to a comprehensive and inclusive national dialogue," the statement said.

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