MANAMA: The Premier yesterday hit out at those "trying to undermine the fabric of our nation". His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa called for the need to overcome "misguided and misleading calls" that threaten social cohesion and national unity, provoking sedition and incitement.
National unity was the only way forward, he said.
"Certainly the majority of people in Bahrain would never accept being drawn into any move threatening unity and stability.
"Survival of a secure and stable nation should be the objective of every citizen loyal to his country," said the Premier.
"We are concerned and saddened by the inflammatory actions that cause divisions.
"It is regretful that some try to push the country into segregation by stirring sedition and distorting facts."
He was speaking while receiving a number of officials, businessmen and citizens.
"Openness in Bahrain is a gateway for the evolution of political and economic prosperity, as well as, social welfare. We are looking forward to this openness to continue for the good of the nation," he said.
"The government encourages anyone who contributes to the development and prosperity of the country, through honest effort and hard work," he said, highlighting the role of family businesses in promoting commercial activity in Bahrain.
The government is considering partnership with the private sector in a strategy which will give them access "to broader and essential spheres, given the unstable global economic conditions that calls for real and deeper partnership".
He called on the private sector to invest in the kingdom and build new visions that boost competitiveness.