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Swaraj to visit Bahrain for joint commission meet

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

will pay a two-day visit to starting Saturday to co-chair the second joint commission meeting with her Bahraini counterpart Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, official sources said.

The first meeting of the (HJC) was held here in February, 2015.

During her visit, Swaraj is expected to call on Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and Bahraini

She will also inaugurate the new Chancery-cum-there, the sources said.

Issues of trade, investment and counter-terror cooperation are likely to be discussed at the joint commission meeting.

is Bahrain's fifth largest trading partner.

When Bahrain's Minister had visited in April this year, he had fruitful discussions relating to possible long term arrangements with major Indian petrochemical companies for exploration and commercial extraction of in the recently discovered Khaled Al Basin.

Terrorism and counter-terror cooperation is also a key area of strategic cooperation between the two countries.

The Indian community of about 3,50,000-4,00,000 people forms nearly one-fourth of Bahrain's population.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 20:55 IST