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Rahul Gandhi embarks on visit to Bahrain

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today embarked on a visit to Bahrain--his first foreign trip after becoming the chief--where he will address a convention of NRIs and meet the country's Prime Minister Prince Salman bin Al-Khalifa.

Gandhi, who will be a state guest of Bahrain, is also expected to meet King bin Isa Al Khalifa.

According to a statement issued by the Congress, Gandhi will be the chief guest at valedictory session of a function organised by of Origin (GOPIO) there tomorrow.

Delegates of 50 countries are participating in the function, the statement said.

He will also have an interactive session with business leaders of the Indian origin tomorrow.

"NRIs are the true representatives of our soft power and the of our nation across the globe. Looking forward to meeting and addressing fellow countrymen in tomorrow," Gandhi tweeted ahead of his trip.

Gandhi is expected to return to on January 9.

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First Published: Sun, January 07 2018. 22:45 IST