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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Bahrain’s Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa

The Vice President met with His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain, this afternoon in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. The Vice President emphasized U.S. support for Bahrain and America’s shared interest in Bahrain’s security, stability and reform.  The Crown Prince and the Vice President agreed that timely and tangible progress on reform is essential.  The Vice President underscored that the United States condemns violence inside Bahrain and continues to stand by Bahrain and our partners in the Gulf.