The 5th India-Bahrain Ministry of Foreign Affairs Consultation was held in New Delhi on Monday, March 28. It was co-chaired by the Secretary of Bharain (Consular Affairs, Passports, Visas and Overseas Indian Affairs) at the Ministry of External Affairs, Dr Ausaf Sayeed, and Under Secretary for Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Sheikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
Union Minister V Muralidharan who was present received Dr Sheikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa. During their interaction, several factors aimed at strengthening and deepening the bilateral relations between the two nations were discussed at length. The minister also warmly thanked him for his excellent assistance to the Indian community residing in Bahrain amidst the pandemic.
MoS V Muraleedharan also recounted his visit to Bahrain in August 2021 and expressed his joy at the increase in high-level interactions between the two countries, which led to further strengthening of bilateral relations, reads the communicated. He also received Bahrain’s Instrument of Ratification from the International Solar Alliance (ISA) from Dr. Shaikh Abdullah.
The two sides agreed to further strengthen their cooperation in the areas of trade and investment, hydrocarbons and renewable energy, health and pharmaceuticals, IT, fintech, food security, civil aviation, space, defense and security, parliamentary cooperation, culture, education and people. to-people connect focused on youth, skills development and startups.
India and Bahrain enjoy excellent bilateral relations characterized by cordial political, economic and cultural ties. “Our bilateral trade dates back about 5,000 years, dating back to the Dilmun civilization in Bahrain and the Indus Valley civilization in India,” India’s External Affairs Ministry said via a press release.