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India and Bahrain signed Agreements to expand Cooperation in Key Areas

Feb 20, 2014 11:11 IST

India and BahrainIndia and Bahrain on 19 February 2014 signed three agreements in New Delhi during the state visit of Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Kingdom of Bahrain to India. The two sides signed the agreements with a decision to expand their cooperation in key areas that includes trade and business.

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The agreements were signed in the presence of Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

List of MoUs/Agreements signed during the State Visit of King of Kingdom of Bahrain to India

Name of Agreement/ MoU

Signatory from India

Signatory from Bahrain

Remarks

Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in the fields of Youth and Sports between the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Government of the Republic of India

Salman Khurshid, Minister of External Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Prince Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports of the Kingdom of Bahrain

The MoU aims at promoting and strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the field of Sports & Youth through institutional exchanges particularly through exchange of youth and sports teams in various disciplines

MoU on the Establishment of a "High Joint Commission” for Bilateral Cooperation between India and Bahrain

Salman Khurshid, Minister of External Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain

This new MoU will replace the existing Joint Committee for the Technical and Economic Cooperation (established in 1981) by High Joint Commission, to be chaired by the Foreign Ministers, and will serve as an umbrella framework for all bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

MoU between the Foreign Service Institute of MEA and the Diplomatic Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Salman Khurshid, Hon’ble Minister of External Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain

The MoU aims at promoting cooperation between the FSI and the Diplomatic Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, including exchange of information on structure and content of training programmes, exchange of trainees, students, faculty members, experts and researchers.


The agreements were signed after delegation-level talks between the two leaders. The two leaders also reviewed the bilateral trade and agreed to boost economic cooperation in different sectors. Bahrain has looked forward for investments in their country by Indian firms in various sectors.

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