His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain received President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at Sakhir Palace April 13. “HM the King praised the Philippine leader’s keenness on developing bilateral relations in the interests of both countries and their peoples,” Bahrain News Agency said.
After the official reception was held in honour of the Philippine President hosted by the King of Bahrain, the two leaders held a bilateral meeting expanding cooperation in all areas.
The two leaders also witnessed the signing of agreements and understandings which include Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of a Joint High Commission on Bilateral Cooperation between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of the Philippines, Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Foreign Service Institute of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.
Also signed in presence of two leaders were Protocol on amending articles of the agreement between Bahrain and the Philippines on the Avoidance of Double Taxation, and a draft Protocol on the agreement on regulating air transport services between Bahrain and the Philippines.
Bahrain News Agency also said HM the King stressed the Philippine President’s visit represents a significant step towards strengthening bilateral relations and broadening cooperation in various areas, mainly trade, economic and investment.
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