ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Bahrain have agreed to further broaden and deepen bilateral engagements across all mutually beneficial fields.
According to a joint statement issued after the day-long visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Prime Minister held meetings with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
The discussions focused on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues of common interest. The leaders underscored the importance of further promoting political and economic relations, and strengthening cooperation in the fields of public health, energy, education, agriculture and tourism.
Prime Minister Imran Khan conveyed his deep appreciation on behalf of Pakistan for the royal gesture to establish King Hamad Nursing and Associated Medical Science University in Pakistan.
Both sides underlined the importance of continuing regular consultations through the existing institutional mechanisms and agreed to hold the second meeting of the Bahrain-Pakistan Joint Ministerial Commission in Manama in the first quarter of next year.
The two sides welcomed the recent signing of an agreement on military cooperation which will further increase the sharing of information, intelligence and assessments.
Bahrain and Pakistan denounced terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including state terrorism, and reaffirmed their desire to strengthen cooperation in the fight against this menace.
The two sides committed to providing favorable environments for investors from both countries and emphasized the need for a regular and timel exchange of information on available investment opportunities. Pakistani side encouraged Bahraini investors to take advantage of favorable investing in areas of infrastructure development, energy, tourism, food processing and services.
Both sides exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, including security situation in West and South Asia. Both sides reiterated the importance of peaceful resolution of all disputes in the light of international legitimacy and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.