Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa yesterday met Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his visit to China.
Shaikh Khalid praised the historical relations between Bahrain and China, and the continuous development of these relations which reflect the keenness of the two countries’ leaders to further advance co-operation at all levels.
H lauded the role played by China on regional and international arenas and its keenness to co-ordinate efforts with Arab states on various issues of common concern.
Shaikh Khalid expressed his hope for the success of the eighth ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Co-operation Forum, which will be opened by President Xi Jinping, and for the meeting to result in constructive relations between the Arab and Chinese sides on various levels.
Mr Wang Yi expressed the pride of China in its strong friendship with Bahrain and its constant aspiration to open up new fields of co-operation, wishing Bahrain continued progress and prosperity.
They discussed a number of issues related to strengthening relations and consulted on the most important regional and international issues and ways to establish security and peace.
A Mutual Visa Exemption Agreement was signed for the holders of Diplomatic, Service and Special Passports, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding on co-operation within the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative.