Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 4, 2013

Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Rashad Hussain met with senior Bahraini Government officials, political leaders, civil society activists, and religious leaders in Manama, Bahrain April 2-3. He underscored U.S. encouragement for all segments of Bahraini society to promote unity and reform through the ongoing National Dialogue. He discussed the importance of rejecting the use of violence and promoting human rights, including religious freedom, for all Bahrainis. Special Envoy Hussain also discussed U.S. engagement and partnerships with Muslim communities around the world.

PRN: 2013/0368