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PM Imran Khan leaves for Bahrain to attend its National Day

PM Imran Khan leaves for Bahrain to attend its National Day
December 16, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan left for Bahrain to attend the National Day of the country as Guest of Honour on Monday. Special Assistant to Prime Minister Zulfi Bukhari is also accompanying him. He is visiting Bahrain at the invitation of King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa. The prime minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including members of the cabinet and senior government officials. This is the first visit of PM Khan to Bahrain since assuming office in August last year. During the visit, he will have one-on-one meeting with King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa and hold delegation-level talks with Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa. The exchange of views would cover the entire gamut of bilateral relations and matters pertaining to regional and international issues. Bahrain's highest civil award will be conferred upon the Prime Minister on the occasion. Pakistan and Bahrain enjoy close cordial ties based on commonalities of faith and culture and marked by mutual trust and understanding. The bilateral relationship is broad-based and multifaceted, covering diverse fields including political, trade, commercial, defence, people-to-people contacts. Frequent high-level exchanges are a hallmark of the relationship. Pakistan and Bahrain closely coordinate in multilateral fora including the UN, OIC and GCC. The two countries have established institutional mechanisms, including Bilateral Political Consultations and Joint Ministerial Commission, to bolster bilateral cooperation in diverse fields. Both the countries also enjoy close inter-parliamentary cooperation. Over 100,000 Pakistani expatriate community, which contributes to the socio-economic development of Bahrain, acts as a strong human bridge between the two countries. The premier’s visit to Bahrain will enable the two sides to explore ways and means to further deepen bilateral trade and investments ties.