Twilight News / Bahrain began in the construction of the first permanent British military base in the Middle East since 1971 works.
He participated British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, military and marine sector in the launch of work on the construction of HMS Juffair base in the port of Salman ceremony.
The project is aimed at supporting the spread of the Royal Navy forces in the Gulf, through the establishment of a permanent and well-developed base.
Hammond said that al-Qaeda show Britain's commitment to the Middle East.
"The Royal Navy presence in Bahrain content in the future, so as to ensure the continued existence of Britain East of Suez".
He went on saying, "The new facility will enable Britain to work with our allies to promote stability in the Gulf and beyond."
Bahrain has come under criticism because of accusations of committing a series of irregularities in the field of human rights, but Hammond said that Britain will help the Gulf state of change.
He explained, "Bahrain is not perfect in any way, but they know what they should do and take steps toward this."
He argued that the Bahrain authorities sometimes "ask our support to help them reform, for example (in the fields) their own police force and their justice system and prisons service, in order to gradually improve standards and make it close than we expect to see."
He says Frank Gardner BBC security editor for Britain's growing commitment to the Gulf "is likely to remain controversial."
The editor adds that opponents and supporters of this commitment both expect to see "tangible progress in the area of reform."
Bahrain and paid most of the costs of establishing the amount of $ 23 million Al-Qaeda, while the British pay running costs.
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