Bahrain Parliamentary delegation meets President Rajapaksa

Monday, 29 April 2013 - 10:44


A Bahrain parliamentary delegation, headed by the Speaker of the Council of Representatives Khalifa bin Ahmed, called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees.


Members of the delegation said that Bahrain valued its cooperation with Sri Lanka and wanted to see bilateral ties strengthened through larger joint projects.


Among the ideas discussed were the possibility of conducting a Sri Lankan trade exhibition in Bahrain that would promote Sri Lankan products in Middle East markets, exchange visits by the Chambers of Commerce of the two countries, strengthening people-to-people interaction and expediting consular relations. President Rajapaksa also invited Bahrain to consider establishing an embassy in Sri Lanka that would better facilitate closer cooperation and strengthen bilateral relations.