Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked Bahrain’s crown prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad for his or her partnership within the combat in opposition to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Heat due to HRH Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad. India is proud to associate Bahrain in combating Covid-19. We’ll proceed to strengthen our long-standing civilisational ties,” PMO tweeted.
Previous to this, Bahrain’s crown prince expressed gratitude to PM Modi for cooperation to safe the supply of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covishield vaccine.
“HRH the CP and PM Salman bin Hamad: Bahrain thanks Narendra Modi and our mates in India for working with us to safe the supply of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covishield vaccine. An indication of India’s international generosity and the robust partnership loved between our two nations,” Court docket of the Crown Prince tweeted.
India and Bahrain get pleasure from historic shut and multifaceted ties which embody common high-level political exchanges and interactions, commerce & financial, tradition, and folks to individuals contacts.
The State go to of PM Modi to Bahrain in August 2019, the first-ever go to by an Indian PM to the Kingdom, deepened and diversified and offered nice momentum to our bilateral ties in key areas viz. maritime safety, hydrocarbon sector, area know-how, renewable power, well being, fintech, IT, infrastructure and building and cultural and academic exchanges.
EAM’s go to to Bahrain in November 2020 carried ahead the momentum in bilateral cooperation. The International Minister of Bahrain is more likely to go to India quickly for the third assembly of the India-Bahrain Excessive Joint Fee.
Our bilateral commerce and funding have proven a constructive pattern lately. Bilateral commerce is round USD 1 billion. Regardless of being a small nation, funding from Bahrain into India has been substantial. Cumulative FDI inflows from Bahrain to India in 2019 have been USD 180 million.
At over 3,50,000 Indians are the most important expatriate group in Bahrain. India together with the Indian group in Bahrain are the most important buyers in Bahrain with a cumulative funding of over USD 1.5 billion. The Indian group has additionally immensely contributed in strengthening the cultural hyperlinks between our two international locations.
India and Bahrain have wonderful cooperation in coping with Covid-19. GOI offered 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines as a present to Bahrain on 28.01.2021. Earlier, GOI offered 1.5 million HCQ tablets to Bahrain, in addition to facilitating a particular flight to convey Indian nurses and medical professionals to Bahrain for therapy of Covid-19 sufferers in Bahrain.
Beneath ‘Vande Bharat Mission’, over 60,000 Indian nationals travelled again to India from Bahrain. The management of Bahrain offered medical and different crucial assist to the Indian group in Bahrain, in addition to assist and facilitation to VBM.
Each international locations operationalized ‘Air Bubble’ association w.e.f. 11 September 2020, below which nationwide carriers of each international locations are working a specified variety of flights each methods. Over 30,000 Indian nationals have traveled again to Bahrain from India below this association. (ANI)