Fraternity between Pakistan and Bahrain

PRIME Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed Pakistan’s keen desire to further strengthen and expand cooperation with Bahrain in areas such as energy, trade and economic fields for mutual benefit of both countries. Talking to Chairman Shura Council (Upper House) of the Kingdom of Bahrain HE Ali Bin Saleh Al-Saleh, who called on him along with a delegation, the Premier said Pakistan considers Bahrain a trusted friend and a close partner.
Pakistan and Bahrain have always enjoyed warm and mutually beneficial ties and frequent exchange of high level visits, signing of cooperation agreements in diverse fields and close coordination on regional and international fora marked the relationship between the two brotherly countries. It is to be noted that the bilateral relations have received tremendous boost ever since appointment of Javed Malik as Ambassador of Pakistan to Bahrain. Malik has been instrumental in efforts to promote bilateral trade and attract Bahraini investment to Pakistan. He successfully held Bahrain-Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference and paved the way for establishment of a Joint Ministerial Commission. It is noteworthy that Bahrain has always extended generous assistance to Pakistan during periods of trial and tribulations especially during natural disasters. The warmth of relationship is also reflected in closer defence and security cooperation between the two countries. Pakistani personnel employed in security services of Bahrain are playing a crucial role in maintaining peace and stability in the brotherly country and are a precious source of remittances for Pakistan. It is also important that at a time when Pakistanis are being repatriated from some other Gulf countries, more and more Pakistanis are going to Bahrain to serve in different spheres of life there. Experts say there is great scope for increasing bilateral cooperation especially in agriculture sector. Pakistan has vast agriculture land and Bahrain companies can invest in the agriculture sector and in return export the crop produce back to Bahrain to meet its food requirements. The two countries can also enhance cooperation in the fields of energy, youth and sports, social works, human resource development, education, health, cattle breeding and fish farming.

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