India, Bahrain ink three agreements to boost bilateral ties

New Delhi, Feb.19: India and Bahrain on Wednesday signed three agreements to boost bilateral ties between the two countries.

The agreements signed included a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Cooperation in the fields of youth and sports. The MoU, which was signed by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and the Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Prince Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, aims at promoting and strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the field of sports and youth through institutional exchanges particularly through exchange of youth and sports teams in various disciplines.

The two nations signed a MoU on the Establishment of a ‘High Joint Commission’ for bilateral cooperation between India and Bahrain. The MoU, which was signed by Khurshid and Bahrain Foreign Affairs Minister HE Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, will replace the existing Joint Committee for the Technical and Economic Cooperation (established in 1981) by “High Joint Commission”, to be chaired by the two Foreign Ministers, and will serve as an umbrella framework for all bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

A MoU was signed between the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain. The MoU, which was signed by Khurshid and Bahrain Foreign Affairs Minister HE Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, aims at promoting cooperation between the FSI and the Diplomatic Institute, including exchange of information on structure and content of training programmes, exchange of trainees, students, faculty members, experts and researchers. (ANI)