PR No. 212 Islamabad: 29th September 2017

President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasized that in the wake of ever increasing menace of extremism and terrorism, there is a need to further enhance bilateral cooperation in the fields of security and intelligence sharing between Pakistan and Bahrain.

          The President said this while talking to HE Ali Bin Saleh Al-Saleh Chairman Shura Council (Upper House) Kingdom of Bahrain who along with a delegation called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Friday. Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani and Senator Maulana Hafiz Hamdullah were also present on the occasion.

          The President highlighted that the volume of bilateral trade does not commensurate with the true potential of both countries, therefore, it needs to be further enhanced. He added that Pakistan would welcome Bahraini investment particularly in the energy and infrastructure development sectors, where Pakistan offers an attractive investment regime.

          The President thanked the Bahraini delegation for appreciating the role of the Pakistanis diaspora in the development and progress of Bahrain and hoped that Pakistanis in Bahrain would continue perform their positive and useful part in future also.

          The President also offered cooperation for the students and officials of Bahrain in different fields of life. Expressing pleasure on the exchange of high level delegations, the President called for further enhancing these contacts so that joint ventures could be initiated in commercial and industrial sectors between the two countries. He also expressed good wishes for the people, government and the Crown Prince of Bahrain.

          The President stated that Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani is committed to promote Pakistan’s relations with the International Community especially with the Islamic World which is commendable.

          On the occasion, Chairman Shura Council (Upper House) Kingdom of Bahrain HE Ali Bin Saleh Al-Saleh conveyed best wishes to the President on behalf of the King and Crown Prince of Bahrain. He said that both countries enjoy close brotherly relations. He further stated that Nursing University is a special gift for Pakistan from Bahrain adding it will enhance bilateral cooperation. He also expressed the desire to benefit from China Pakistan Economic Corridor. He underlined that Pakistan is an important country not only for Bahrain but for the whole Muslim Ummah.