Bahrain to release 250 Indian prisoners; Signs 4 MoUs after delegation-level talks

Image: Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain government on Sunday pardoned 250 Indians serving sentences in the Gulf nation during the maiden visit of Prime Minister Narendra. In a move that would take the strategic relationship between two countries, four Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between the two nations. A warm reception was arranged for the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Bahrain.

“In a kind and humanitarian gesture, the Government of Bahrain has pardoned 250 Indians serving sentences in Bahrain,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted. The prime minister has specially thanked the King of Bahrain and the entire Royal Family for their kindness and the compassionate decision, it added.

PM Modi held delegation-level talks at Al Gudaibiya Palace with Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa who is also the Prime Minister of Bahrain. Four agreements were signed in the fields of Culture, Space, Solar alliance and an MOU on the roll-out of RuPay card. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Modi said he looked forward to more bilateral cooperation in various sectors.

Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa expressed his condolences at the passing away of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

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