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Modi arrives in Bahrain, received by Prince Khalifa

Saturday - August 24, 2019 8:36 pm , Category : WORLD
Manama, Aug 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Bahrain on the third leg of his overseas visit and was received by his Bahraini counterpart Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa.
Modi termed it a historic visit, as it is the first prime ministerial visit to Bahrain from India.
"Landed in Bahrain. This visit is historical and will improve ties between our nations. I look forward to meeting the top spectrum of leaders and interacting with the Indian diaspora," Modi tweeted.
"Infusing new energy on the foundation of close civilizational linkages. PM @narendramodi arrives in #Manama, Bahrain. As a special gesture, received warmly by HH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the PM of #Bahrain. This is the first ever visit by an Indian PM to Bahrain," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
Modi was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Al Gudaibiya Palace in Manama.
"A 'pearl' in our extended neighbourhood. PM@narendramodi extended a ceremonial welcome at Al Gudaibiya Palace in #Manama in the presence of Prime Minister HH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa," Kumar tweeted.
Modi would meet and hold talks with Prince Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and discuss the entire spectrum of bilateral relations and also regional and international issues of mutual interest.
The Bahraini King will also host a banquet dinner in honour of Modi.

--IANS rn/kr