Interviews with Bahrain FM and U.N. envoy to Libya
Thursday, 25 September 2014
This fourth episode of this month’s special series of Diplomatic Avenue hosts Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa and the United Nations envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon.
Al-Khalifa addresses the kingdom’s role in the U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Meanwhile, Leon talks about the crisis in Libya, where Islamist militants and the army of former General Khalifa Haftar are fighting for the control of the oil-rich North African nation.
Diplomatic Avenue is beamed live every month from Al Arabiya’s studios in the United Nations. Presented by Talal al-Haj, the show features interviews with high-level diplomats and decision makers, with video reports focusing on recent diplomatic developments and pressing issues. The program casts a critical eye over the work of the U.N. and its agencies, not only on the political front, but also on the humanitarian, cultural and scientific levels. The show gives its audience an insight into what goes on within the halls and corridors of the U.N., with a special emphasis on issues that matter to the Arab and Islamic worlds.