Sushma Swaraj to visit Bahrain

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New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Bahrain on July 14-15 to co-chair the second High Joint Commission (HJC) meeting with Bahraini Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa, it was announced on Thursday.

According to a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry, the meeting will cover a range of issues including, political, economic, security and cultural ties.

The first meeting of the HJC was held in New Delhi in February, 2015.

Sushma Swaraj will also meet with the Bahraini leadership to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.

According to External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, Sushma Swaraj will also meet members of the expatriate Indian community in that Gulf nation and inaugurate the new chancery-cum-residential complex of the Indian Embassy in Manama.

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There are around 350,000 Indian nationals, the largest expatriate community in Bahrain, and more than 3,000 Indian-owned or joint venture companies.



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