Rajnath begins three-day visit to Bahrain

23 October, New Delhi

India and Bahrain are jointly working to further strengthen security and counter-terrorism cooperation between the two countries, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Sunday.

Embarking on a three-day visit to Bahrain, Singh said ”India and Bahrain enjoy excellent bilateral relations characterised by broad based political, economic and cultural contacts.” He said he looked forward to his visit to the Gulf nation on the invitation of Minister of Interior Lt. Gen Sheikh Rashid Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, an official release here said.

According to the minister, the signing of the agreement on cooperation in combating international terrorism, transnational organised 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 had laid strong foundation for bilateral security and counter-terrorism cooperation.

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 minister here on Friday.

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