India’s Vice-President receives Minister of Foreign Affairs

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New Delhi, Apr. 7 (BNA): The Vice President of the Republic of India, Venkaiah Naidu, received here today the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, on the occasion of his official visit to the Republic of India to head the Kingdom’s delegation in the meeting of Bahrain-India High Joint Commission.


 India's Vice-President welcomed the Foreign Minister, praising the friendship and cooperation between the two friendly countries and people, and the development and progress of their relations at all levels. He also stressed the importance of continuous communication between senior officials in the two countries and expanding the horizons for bilateral cooperation to serve the common interests.


 The Vice-President expressed his thanks to the Kingdom of Bahrain for hosting a large number of the members of the Indian community, praising the care and attention paid by His Majesty the King, especially in light of the repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic. In this context, he lauded the directives of His Majesty and the efforts made by HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to combat the pandemic, and to provide free health care and vaccines to members of the community. He also extended his greetings to His Majesty the King and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.


The Foreign Minister conveyed the greetings and appreciation of His Majesty the King and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to the President of India, the Vice President and the Prime Minister, along with their wishes of further development and progress to India and its friendly people. He also expressed his pleasure to visit India, in order to lead the Kingdom's delegation to the third meeting of the High Joint Commission between the two countries.


 The Minister praised the historical friendship between Bahrain and India, which is based on mutual respect and coordination, stressing Bahrain's desire to promote cooperation with India in various fields, wishing the Republic of India and its friendly people continued development, progress and prosperity.


 The meeting was also attended by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Republic of India, Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al-Gaoud, the Director of the Afro-Asian Affairs Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Muna Abbas Radhi, and a number of officials at the Ministry.