Multilateral Working Group on the Environment Manama, Bahrain
(October 25-26, 1994)
Press Statement of the Gavelholder
The sixth meeting of the Working Group on the Environment met in Manama, Bahrain, on October 25-26,1994. Forty-one delegates participated. Delegations expressed their deep gratitude to the State of Bahrain for their excellent arrangements and kind hospitality.
The group applauded the historic developments of the bilateral negotiations including the Israel-Jordan peace treaty, an historic development in the Middle East peace process, and the ongoing progress in the implementation of the Israeli-Palestinian agreements.
The Working Group has made substantial progress on its four signature projects:
-- The group endorsed "the Bahrain Environmental Code of Conduct for the Middle East" - the first such document endorsed by any of the multilateral working groups;
New activities endorsed by the group include:
-- A Bahrain-led effort on a regional environmental center;
Source: U.S. State Department