External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Bahrain

ANI | Updated: Jul 14, 2018 20:11 IST

Manama (Bahrain), July 14 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Bahrain on Saturday for a two-day visit. She was received by her Bahrain counterpart Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa at the airport.
On her two-day visit, Swaraj will co-chair the second high joint commission meeting with Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalifa.
Later, Swaraj will inaugurate a new chancellory complex and will address a gathering to the Indian community residing there.
On Sunday, she will have a series of meetings with the Bahraini political leadership. Two to three agreements are expected to be signed during the visit.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "This visit will provide an opportunity to not only cement a strong relationship with Bahrain to identify new areas of cooperation between the two sides. There are 3,50,000 Indians living in Bahrain and 3,000 Indian-owned joint ventures."
Last month, Swaraj undertook a week-long four-nation visit to Italy, France, Luxembourg and Belgium. (ANI)

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