The first day of the IISS Manama Dialogue got underway with opening remarks from Dr John Chipman, IISS Director-General and Chief Executive. The Keynote Speech, from the British Foreign Secretary The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, emphasised the UK's renewed commitment to the Gulf. 'Britain is back, east of Suez', he said.
This is part of a series of posts for the 2016 Manama Voices blog, which provides analysis and commentary from IISS experts throughout the IISS Manama Dialogue, to be held in Bahrain on 9–11 December 2016.
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