Chairman Shura Council of Bahrain calls on PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Shura Council (Upper House) of the Kingdom of Bahrain Ali Bin Saleh Al-Saleh, along with a delegation, called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad Wednesday.

The Prime Minister warmly welcomed the delegation to Pakistan and stated that Pakistan considers Kingdom of Bahrain a close friend and a trusted partner. Our bilateral relations are founded on shared history, cultural linkages and strong people-to-people contacts, said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister appreciated active participation of Bahraini Delegation in the parliamentary engagements with Pakistan. The PM stated that cooperation between the Parliaments of the two countries would further strengthen the brotherly ties.

The Prime Minister recalled the high-level exchanges between the two brotherly countries, including the visit of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa followed by visit of the Prime Minister to Bahrain and the visit of the Foreign Minister of Bahrain to Islamabad. These exchanges must continue as they symbolize our deep ties, expressed the Prime Minister.

Holding the inaugural session of Pakistan-Bahrain Bilateral Political Consultation in July 2016 and JMC in Islamabad in February 2017 reflect our desire to further strengthen and expand cooperation with Bahrain in areas such as energy, trade and economic fields for mutual benefit of both countries, stated the Prime Minister.

The Bahraini Shura Council delegation comprised of H.E. Jameela Nasaif, Second Deputy Chairman, H.E. Khalid Mohamed Almusalam, Head of Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security Committee, H.E. Nawar Ali Almahmood, Deputy Head of Public Services Committee and Member of Youth Affairs Committee.

Chairman, Senate of Pakistan Mian Raza Rabbani and Mr. Mohamed Ebrahim Mohamed Abdulqader, Ambassador of Bahrain in Islamabad were also present in the meeting.