Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed Pakistan’s long-standing fraternal ties with Bahrain, rooted deep in shared faith, values and cordiality.

He was talking to National Guard Commander of Bahrain General Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, who called on him in Islamabad today [Thursday].

The Prime Minister lauded the efforts on both sides to build an enhanced partnership and underscored the imperative of forging deeper and diverse economic, trade and investment cooperation.

Lauding the successful measures by Bahrain against Covid-19, the Prime Minister thanked the Bahraini leadership for the care offered to Pakistani expatriates during the pandemic and urged further strengthening of this strong bond of friendship between the two countries.

The National Guard Commander of Bahrain expressed his country’s firm resolve to further expand cooperation with Pakistan in diverse fields.

He expressed thanks for Pakistan’s steadfast support and underlined that the two countries always stood by each other at difficult times.

General Shaikh Mohammed congratulated the Prime Minister on the designation of 15 March as International Day to Combat Islamophobia by the United Nations as a result of a landmark resolution introduced by Pakistan, on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.