ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit the Kingdom of Bahrain on Monday to attend the National Day of Bahrain as the Guest of Honour, his first visit to the Gulf Country since assuming the Office in August 2018 enabling the two sides to explore ways and means to further deepen bilateral trade and investments ties.
His visit, during which Bahrain’s Highest Civil Award will be conferred upon him, is being undertaken on the invitation of His Majesty Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa.
Imran Khan will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including members of the Cabinet and senior government officials.
His visit is of special significance and will impart a strong impetus to both sides’ endeavours to forge a closer, multifaceted Pakistan-Bahrain bilateral relationship.
During the visit, he will have one-on-one meeting with His Majesty Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa and hold delegation-level talks with Crown Prince His Royal Highness Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa. The exchange of views would cover the entire gamut of bilateral relations and matters pertaining to regional and international issues.
Pakistan and Bahrain enjoy close cordial ties based on commonalities of faith and culture and marked by mutual trust and understanding. The bilateral relationship is broad-based and multifaceted, covering diverse fields including political, trade, commercial, defence, people-to-people contacts. Frequent high-level exchanges are a hallmark of the relationship. Pakistan and Bahrain closely coordinate in multilateral fora including the United Nations (UN), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
The two Countries have established institutional mechanisms including Bilateral Political Consultations and Joint Ministerial Commission, to bolster bilateral cooperation in diverse fields. The two Countries also enjoy close inter-parliamentary cooperation. Over 100,000 Pakistani expatriate community, which contributes to the socio-economic development of Bahrain, acts as a strong human bridge between the two Countries.