MANAMA: Prime Minister Imran Khan was awarded Bahrain’s highest civil award by King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa during his trip to the Gulf country on Monday.
The premier met the king at the Sakhir Palace. Prime Minister Imran was visiting on the invitation of King Hamad to attend the country’s National Day celebrations as a guest of honour. This was his first visit to Bahrain since he assumed office. Upon his arrival, the premier was received by Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa and accorded a guard of honour.
The premier had earlier held a meeting with Crown Prince Salman during which discussions were held on Pakistan-Bahrain bilateral issues and the regional situation, according to a statement issued by the Foreign Office.
They also witnessed the signing of multiple Memorandums of Understanding in the fields of higher education, scientific research, sports and medical sciences.
During the visit, Prime Minister Imran held one-on-one meetings with the Bahraini king as well as delegation talks with the crown prince. During these meetings, the prime minister discussed bilateral relations between the two countries as well as matters concerning regional and international issues.