Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh begins three-day visit to Bahrain

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The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has said that India and Bahrain are working together to further strengthen security and counter-terrorism cooperation between both the countries. Embarking on a three-day visit to Bahrain today, Shri Rajnath Singh said that he looks forward to the visit to Bahrain on the invitation of Minister of Interior Lt. Gen Sheikh Rashid Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa. India and Bahrain enjoy excellent bilateral relations characterised by broad based political, economic and cultural contacts, he added.

On Friday, the Union Home Minister had said the signing of the agreement on Cooperation in combating international terrorism, transnational organized crime and trafficking in illicit, drugs, narcotic and psychotropic substances and precursors chemicals during the visit of the Bahrain Interior Minister to New Delhi in December last year has laid strong foundation for security and counter-terrorism cooperation between the two countries. Shri Rajnath Singh made these comments during his meeting with the President of National Security Agency of Bahrain, Sheikh Talal bin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa who called on the Union Home Minister in New Delhi on October 21, 2016.