Bahrain king arrives

February 19, 2014 - 9:21:57 am
New Delhi: H M King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain arrived here yesterday on a three-day state visit at the head of a high-level official delegation seeking to boost bilateral ties on his first visit to India.

King Hamad, who is visiting India at the invitation of President Pranab Mukherjee, was received at the airport by Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed.

The king will hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today, during which some agreements, including one on avoidance of double taxation, are likely to be signed.

According to the Bahrain News Agency, the royal visit will explore various aspects of the growing “solid historic economic, political, cultural and mercantile bilateral cooperation relations between the two friendly countries.”