of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan
will pay an official visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain from August 30 to
September 1, 2021. This will be his first visit to the country. During the
visit MOS will hold discussions with Bahraini Ministers and dignitaries. He
will also meet a wide cross-section of Indian community in Bahrain, including
those in health, education, business and social service.
India and Bahrain share excellent political, economic and cultural relations
which have further strengthened in the past few years. Both countries have
cooperated closely during the Covid-19 pandemic. EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar visited
Bahrain in November 2020. Bahrain’s Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Abdullatif bin
Rashid Al Zayani visited India in April 2021 when he and EAM chaired the Third
High Joint Commission between India and Bahrain. Prime Minister Shri Narendra
Modi had visited Bahrain in August 2019.
The Indian community numbers about 350,000 in the Kingdom of Bahrain and enjoys
great goodwill of Bahraini leadership. India-Bahrain bilateral trade is around
USD 1 billion and has shown an increasing trend. Both countries are celebrating
the golden jubilee of the establishment of their diplomatic relations in 2021.