Agencies, New Delhi
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Prince Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa at Bahrain and discussed with him issues of interest to the two countries.Rahul, who is on a visit to Bahrain to attend an NRI conclave, met the Bahrain Prince at the Al Wadi Palace.
Taking to social media, Rahul, talking about his meeting with the prince, said,’had a good meeting with Crown Prince of Bahrain, H.R.H. Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. We discussed a variety of issues of interest to India and Bahrain. @BahrainCPnews.’
The prince also hosted a lunch for the Congress president.
‘Thank you, Your Excellency, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Hon. Foreign Minister of Kingdom of Bahrain, @khalidalkhalifa for being a gracious host at lunch today.,’Rahul tweeted.
Earlier, in a statement the AICC said that the two leaders held discussions about sports in Bahrain.
‘The Congress president Rahul Gandhi met Prince Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa at the Al Wadi Palace. They spoke about Sports in Bahrain in general (Horse endurance) and competing in Iron Man.
They also plan to develop sports and cricket together,’the AICC said.Rahul is on a visit to Bahrain to attend an NRI conclave .The visit, party sources say, is part of an effort by the Congress for an outreach by the Congress president among the NRIs.