October 2, 2022

MoS MEA visits Bahrain when two nations mark 50 years of their diplomatic relations

New Delhi, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan is scheduled to pay an official visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain from August 30 to September 1. This will be his first visit to the country. The MoS is visiting Bahrain at the time when India and Bahrain are celebrating the golden jubilee of the establishment of their diplomatic relations.

During the visit MoS will hold discussions with Bahraini Ministers and dignitaries. He will also meet a wide cross-section of Indian community in Bahrain, including those in health, education, business and social service.

India and Bahrain share excellent political, economic and cultural relations which have further strengthened in the past few years. Both countries have cooperated closely during the Covid-19 pandemic. External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar visited Bahrain in November 2020. Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani visited India in April 2021 when he and EAM chaired the Third High Joint Commission between India and Bahrain. Earlier in August 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Bahrain.

The Indian community numbers about 3,50,000 in the Kingdom of Bahrain and enjoys great goodwill of Bahraini leadership. India-Bahrain bilateral trade is around USD1 billion and has shown an increasing trend.

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