The Third India-Bahrain High Joint Commission was conducted in Delhi today. It was co-chaired by the Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, and Foreign Minister of Kingdom of Bahrain, H.E. Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid AlZayani.
Agreements to develop cooperation in the fields of oil and gas, trade and investment, health, food security, defence, security, renewable energy, education, culture, and digital technologies were made holistically. Both the countries look forward to the celebration of the golden jubilee of the establishment of their diplomatic relations this year.
Meanwhile, the Indian Vice President, MV Naidu has extended thanks on behalf of India to Bahrain’s King for looking after the Indian community, especially during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Reciprocating the gesture, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister also thanked the Indian Govt for supplying Covidshield Vaccines and applauded the contribution of the Indian Community to Bahrain’s development.
Happiness was expressed over the progress made in the past few years, as both the Ministers reviewed all the areas of bilateral cooperation. Both sides recalled their continuous cooperation during the pandemic as they recollected the memories of the landmark visits of PM Modi to Bahrain in 2019 and HM King of Bahrain to India in 2014.
Jaishankar congratulated Bahrain on occupying the office of the Chair of GCC and expressed hope over strengthening the India-GCC partnership. The Ministers discussed regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest and India looks forward to early deposition of the Instrument of Ratification of ISA Framework Agreement by Bahrain.