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Derasat lecture on German-French ties

TDT | Manama                                           

The Daily Tribune –   

The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International, and Energy Studies (Derasat) hosted Armin Laschet, Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, who delivered a specialised lecture on German-French relations after the First and Second World Wars, and the lessons learnt from them in the Middle East.

The lecture was attended by Clemens Hach, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Emmanuel Mayer, the Premier Conseiller of the French Republic’s Embassy in Bahrain.

Additionally, several stakeholders and members of Derasat were in attendance. The event was held at Derasat’s headquarters in Al Awali. The lecturer highlighted the importance of peace in countering tension, thus replacing the atmosphere of conflict with steps of cooperation and rapprochement in order to face global challenges.

German-French relations and various historical lessons were presented echoing the development of a solid partnership, a role model to others worldwide. Mr Laschet praised the Abraham Accords as a milestone towards peace and acceptance.

“The Kingdom of Bahrain is very important example or religious tolerance and coexistence”, he said. The lecture also showcased the importance of consolidating the foundations of peace.