Source: News Bharati English11 Feb 2017 15:22:05

Thiruvananthapuram, February 11: The kingdom of Bahrain is set to widen its cooperation with Kerala in all spheres. Bahrain will enhance its cooperation with Kerala in various sectors such as culture, education, ayurveda, technology and health.On Thursday during the discussions held between Prime Minister of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan it was decided to strengthen bilateral relations. The Crown Prince said he has been maintaining good relations with Kerala and is ready to cooperate with the state government in all sectors.

The Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who was on a three-day foreign visit, also discussed setting up of a special investment fund for developmental schemes in the state. The Bahrain administration has offered to associate with Kerala in human resources and investment. Pinarayi held talks with crown prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa.

Talks were held between the Bahrain administration and the Chief Minister regarding setting up a special investment fund in addition to matters related to Islamic Fund and bilateral Chamber of Commerce. The Chief Minister invited the Bahrain administrators to the state.

In his discussions, the Chief Minister discussed the possibility of setting up an educational complex and formulating health schemes for Keralites in Bahrain. Bilateral cooperation in the industrial sector was also discussed.

Chief Minister’s principal secretary Nalini Netto, media advisor John Brittas, industrialists M A Yousuf Ali, Ravi Pillai and Varghese Kurian were present at the meeting.