In his first meeting after reaching Bahrain, Congress president Rahul Gandhi met Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, a prominent member of the royal family.
The Congress party tweeted a picture of Rahul with Shaikh Khalid at the Al Wadi Palace in Bahrain's capital of Manama.
CP Rahul Gandhi meets H.R.H Prince Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa (@khalidbinhamad) at the Al Wadi Palace. They spoke about Sports in Bahrain in general (Horse endurance) and competing in Iron Man. They also plan to develop sports and cricket together#RahulGandhiInBahrain pic.twitter.com/nuVtyFpEhr
— Congress (@INCIndia) January 8, 2018
According to Congress, Rahul and Khalid spoke on developing sporting ties between India and Bahrain, with a special focus on cricket.
Rahul is on his first foreign trip after becoming Congress chief. Later in the day, he will also address a convention of NRIs and meet the Prime Minister Prince Salman bin Hamas Al-Khalifa.
Rahul, who is a State guest, is expected to meet King Hamas bin Isa Al-Khalifa.
He is expected to return to India on 9 January.
With inputs from PTI
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Updated Date: Jan 08, 2018 14:23:33 IST