His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has welcomed the visit of his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, to Bahrain, stressing the depth of the long-standing relations between the two countries and their friendly peoples.

This came as HRH Premier welcomed, at the Bahrain International Airport, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here today on a two-day official visit to Bahrain at his invitation.

During the visit, the Indian Prime Minister will hold talks on the two countries’ relations, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.

HRH Premier underlined the importance of the visit in strengthening the distinguished cooperation between the two friendly countries, and opening up new horizons that would serve their common interests.

The Prime Minister highlighted the strength of the deep-rooted friendship ties between Bahrain and India, noting that bilateral relations are progressing steadily thanks to the interest of the two countries’ leaderships and endeavours to enhance them in various fields to achieve the aspirations and interests of their peoples.

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, expessed delight at visiting Bahrain at the invitation of HRH Premier Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, expressing thanks and appreciation to HRH the Prime Minister for the warm welcome and hospitality accorded to him and his delegation, which, he said, embodies the outstanding deep-rooted relations between the two friendly countries and peoples.

Prime Minister Modi affirmed that India and Bahrain share a long history of bilateral relations of friendship and cooperation in various fields, expressing hope that his visit will push the solid relations between the two countries forward to achieve their common aspirations.

After that, the convoy of HRH Premier and his Indian counterpart headed to the Gudaibiya Palace, where the two leaders held official talks.

A Convoy of Honour, led by Deputy Premier, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, was formed to accompany the Indian Prime Minister during his visit to the kingdom.