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Visit of M.J.Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs to Manama, Bahrain (December 8-10, 2017)

December 05, 2017

Minister of State for External Affairs, Shri M.J. Akbar is paying an official visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain on 8-10 December 2017 to participate in the 13th Regional Security Summit-Manama Dialogue. He will address the plenary session at the Manama Dialogue organised jointly by the International Institute of Strategic Studies and the Government of Bahrain. During the visit, he will also meet with the Bahraini leadership to dicuscuss bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.

Bilaterally, India enjoys close and multifaceted ties with Bahrain, underpinned by regular high-level visits and extensive people-to-people contacts. Bahrain is an important partner for India in the Gulf region with bilateral trade exceeding US$ 760 million in 2016-17. Over 400,000 Indian nationals work and contribute to the development of Bahrain. Their positive and well-appreciated contribution in the development of Bahrain has been an important anchor of our excellent bilateral engagement.

This visit will provide a useful opportunity to further cement our mutually beneficial bilateral ties with the Bahrain.

New Delhi
December 05, 2017

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