Prez greets King, people of Bahrain on eve of National Day

New Delhi: India and Bahrain have enjoyed close and cordial relations and extensive people-to-people contacts, and this partnership will continue to strengthen in the years to come, President Pranab Mukherjee said today.

Greeting King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and the people on the eve of their National Day, he said in a message, “I have great pleasure in extending to Your Majesty and the friendly people of the Kingdom of Bahrain warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your National Day.”

The two countries have historically enjoyed close and cordial relations anchored in their shared interests and extensive people-to-people contacts.

“I am confident that our mutually beneficial partnership encompassing various spheres of engagement will continue to diversity and strengthen in the years to come,” he said.

Bahrain celebrates its National Day on December 16.