India, Bahrain working to strengthen counter-terrorism ties: Rajnath

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) India and Bahrain are working together to strengthen security and counter- terrorism cooperation between the two countries, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Sunday.

“We are working together to further strengthen security and counter-terrorism cooperation between the two countries,” Rajnath said before embarking on a three-day visit to Bahrain.

“India and Bahrain enjoy excellent bilateral relations characterised by broad-based political, economic and cultural contacts,” he added.

During his visit, the Home Minister will have a bilateral meeting with Bahrain Interior Minister Lt Gen Sheikh Rashid Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa. He is also scheduled to interact with prominent members of the Indian community.

Rajnath will discuss with the top leadership of Bahrain the menace of cross-border terrorism faced by India and anti-terror cooperation.

Earlier on Friday, the President of the National Security Agency of Bahrain Sheikh Talal bin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa called on the Union Home Minister here.