Sushma Swaraj arrives in Bahrain

Manama: 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”>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)