PM Modi holds talks with his Bahraini counterpart

PTI

PM Modi in BahrainPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held talks with his Bahraini counterpart Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa during which they discussed bilateral and regional issues.

Before the talks, Modi was extended a ceremonial welcome at Al Gudaibiya Palace.

Modi, the first Indian prime minister to visit Bahrain, was received by Prince Khalifa at the airport. Modi, who is on the third leg of his three-nation tour to France, UAE and Bahrain, will also hold talks with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

On Sunday, he will witness the formal beginning of the re-development of the temple of Shreenathji — the oldest in the Gulf region.

The prime minister arrived here from the UAE where he held talks with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed measures to improve trade and cultural ties between the two countries.

The prime minister is on the third leg of his three-nation tour to France, UAE and Bahrain.

PM Modi was also honoured with the ‘Order of Zayed’, the UAE’s highest civilian award, as a mark of appreciation for his efforts to boost bilateral ties between the two nations.

From Bahrain, Modi is scheduled to return to France on Sunday to attend the G7 Summit meeting. PTI

(PTI)