FM Qureshi to pay two-day official visit to Bahrain on Wednesday


ISLAMABAD, JUL 27 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will pay a two-day official visit to Bahrain’s capital Manama on Wednesday, where he will lead Pakistan’s delegation at the second session of Pakistan-Bahrain Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC).

During the JMC, 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 interest, the Foreign Office said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

During the visit, the foreign minister will call on the Bahraini leadership. He will also have bilateral 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 of mutual interest.

“The visit of Foreign Minister Qureshi is expected to add to the current momentum and positive trajectory of 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 of Bahrain 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 benefit. The inaugural session of the Pakistan-Bahrain JMC was held in Islamabad from 5-6 February 2017. = DNA