Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Kuni Sato on the parliamentary election in the Kingdom of Bahrain
December 2, 2014
1.Japan welcomes that the parliamentary election in the Kingdom of Bahrain took place on November 22 and 29 without any major disruption.
2.Japan strongly hopes that the new National Assembly will contribute to substantive progress in domestic reform that reflects voices from a wide range of Bahrainis people. Japan also looks forward to the realization of a society where transparency and freedom of speech is fully ensured.