Bahrain was the first country in the Gulf region to start business with the Republic of India, stated Chairman of the Food Wealth Committee at the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and founder of the Bahraini Indian Business Council, Khalid Al-Amin.

He added that the visit of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to the Kingdom of Bahrain will greatly contribute to enhancing economic, trade relations and exchange between Bahrain and India. He noted that business relations with India go back to thousands of year ago.

Al-Amin expressed his aspirations to increase trade exchange between the two countries. He said that the Kingdom of Bahrain is one of the most prominent countries in the region that hosts businessmen from India. Bahrain, he assured, established many economic partnerships with investors in industries including food industries, warehousing and packaging. He called on Bahraini businessmen to expand the horizons of a partnership between the two countries, by investing in India which, he said, is one of the largest markets in the world in terms of area and population.

The founder of the Bahraini Indian Business Council described the Indian Prime Minister’s visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain as historic, stressing that the businessmen in the Kingdom are waiting for the positive results of the visit on the economies of Bahrain and India.

Al-Amis confirmed that India is one of the largest exporters of cereals and foodstuffs to the Kingdom. He explained that BAFCO grain plant which will be launched next November will depend on Indian grain imports as the main supplier and also includes investors from India.