Rahul Gandhi meets Bahrain royal Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa in first foreign trip as Congress president; discusses sporting ties

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.

 Rahul Gandhi meets Bahrain royal Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa in first foreign trip as Congress president; discusses sporting ties

Congress president Rahul Gandhi with Bahrain's Prince Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Twitter/ @incindia

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

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