FM Qureshi to visit Bahrain from July 28
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will pay a two-day official visit to Bahrain on Wednesday, where he will lead Pakistan’s delegation at the second session of the Pakistan-Bahrain Joint Ministerial Commission.
During the visit, both sides will hold expert-level talks, particularly focusing on commerce, investment, energy, overseas employment, agriculture, information and broadcasting, tourism and other areas of mutual interests, the Foreign Office said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
The foreign minister will call on the Bahraini leadership, while he would also hold a meeting with Foreign Minister Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani to, inter-alia, discuss ways to further strengthen bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues.
“The visit of Foreign Minister Qureshi is expected to add to the current momentum and positive trajectory of [the] brotherly ties between the two countries,” the FO statement added.
Pakistan and Bahrain enjoy traditionally close and fraternal ties, rooted deep in common faith and shared values.
The bilateral relations with Bahrain have been following an upward trajectory since Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the kingdom in December 2019, on the invitation of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
During the visit, the prime minister was also decorated with Bahrain’s prestigious award “King Hamad Order of the Renaissance”.
Pakistan and Bahrain remain committed to further augmenting the bilateral relationship for mutual benefits.
Foreign Minister Qureshi will co-chair the second JMC session from Pakistan’s side. The inaugural session of the Pakistan-Bahrain JMC was held in Islamabad from February 5 to 6, 2017.
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