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Cyprus presidents' visit to Bahrain.
Posted on: 4/28/2015 10:57:26 PM under General News
President Nicos Anastasiades visited Bahrain in March 2015, where he was welcomed by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the Palace in Manama.
During the official visit, Cyprus and Bahrain signed a series of agreements, including a Double Taxation Treaty, an agreement on fighting terrorism and organized crime, an agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding on air services and a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of Health. Bahrain's Minister of Foreign Affairs is expected to visit Cyprus soon and sign more agreements, including one in the area of Energy. The King has also decided to appoint its first non-resident ambassador to Cyprus.
President Anastasiades' visit to Bahrain is part of Cyprus' policy on enhancing relations with the Gulf countries, Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said. He recalled that President Anastasiades has already visited the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait, while he has also recently paid Saudi Arabia a visit. Soon he will be visiting Oman. "Enhancing relations with these states constitutes a very conscious choice for the Republic of Cyprus", he added.