Bahrain national dialogue starts on Feb. 10

It was not clear if the government would participate in the dialogue as a party, or just preside over the talks.

Bahrain national dialogue starts on Feb. 10

World Bulletin / News Desk

Bahrain's justice ministry announced Monday that national talks aimed to end the kingdom's political stalemate will resume on February 10 after an earlier round failed to bring the opposition on board.

Justice Minister Khalid bin Ali al-Khalifa said that the dialogue will reconvene on Sunday, February 10, after he met representatives of the six opposition groups, as well as eight other associations that are on good terms with the government, BNA state news agency reported.

The opposition groups included al-Wefaq, the largest formation in the Shiite-majority Gulf state that is ruled by the Sunni al-Khalifa dynasty.

It was not clear if the government would participate in the dialogue as a party, or just preside over the talks.

King Hamad called in January for a new round of talks in a move cautiously welcomed by the opposition which had shunned earlier invitations, as protests continue in the kingdom despite a heavy-handed crackdown on demonstrations in March 2011.

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