Rahul Gandhi embarks on first foreign visit to Bahrain after becoming Congress president

08 January 2018, 12:59 PM
Rahul Gandhi embarks on his first foreign visit to Bahrain after becoming Congress president (Source: PTI)
Rahul Gandhi embarks on his first foreign visit to Bahrain after becoming Congress president (Source: PTI)

Rahul Gandhi embarked on a visit to Bahrain on Monday, his first foreign trip after becoming the Congress president. Rahul shall be addressing a convention of NRIs and meet the Gulf country’s Prime Minister Prince Salman bin Hamas Al-Khalifa.

Gandhi, who will be a state guest of Bahrain, is also expected to meet King Hamas bin Isa Al Khalifa.

According to a statement issued by the Congress, Gandhi will be the chief guest at valedictory session of a function organised by Global Organisation of People of India Origin (GOPIO) there on Tuesday.

Delegates of 50 countries are participating in the function, the statement said.

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He will also have an interactive session with business leaders of the Indian origin on Tuesday.

“NRIs are the true representatives of our soft power and the brand ambassadors of our nation across the globe. Looking forward to meeting and addressing fellow countrymen in Bahrain tomorrow,” Gandhi tweeted ahead of his trip.

Gandhi is expected to return to India on January 9.

First Published: Monday, January 08, 2018 07:54 AM
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