Rahul, Bahrain Prince discuss bilateral issues

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jan 2018 08:49:41



RAHUL Gandhi on Monday met with Crown Prince of Bahrain Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa here and discussed a variety of bilateral issues of interest during his first foreign trip after becoming the Congress chief.
Gandhi, who is here as a state guest of Bahrain, is also expected to meet King Hamas bin Isa Al Khalifa. He will address a convention of NRIs and meet the Gulf country’s Prime Minister Prince Salman bin Hamas Al-Khalifa.

“Had a good meeting with Crown Prince of Bahrain, HRH Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. We discussed a variety of issues of interest to India and Bahrain,” Gandhi said in a tweet.
The Congress President also met with Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, ‘Gulf Daily News’ reported.

“Thank you, Your Excellency, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, honourable Foreign Minister of Kingdom of Bahrain for being a gracious host at lunch today,” Gandhi tweeted after the luncheon meeting.
According to a statement issued by the Congress on Sunday, Gandhi will be the chief guest at valedictory session of a function organised by Global Organisation of People of India Origin (GOPIO).

Meanwhile, in his first address to NRIs outside India after taking over as Congress president, Rahul Gandhi assured the NRI community that he would give a ‘new shining Congress party’ in the next six months, hinting that there will be dramatic changes in the organisation, in which the people will believe in and trust.
Noting that there was a ‘serious problem’ in the country, he urged NRIs help solve the problem and be a part of this restructuring.





Delegates of 50 countries are participating in the function, the statement said.
He will also have an interactive session with business leaders of Indian-origin on Tuesday.
“NRIs are the true representatives of our soft power and the brand ambassadors of our nation across the globe. Looking forward to meeting and addressing fellow countrymen in Bahrain tomorrow,” Gandhi tweeted ahead of his trip on Sunday.