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Indian minister applauds Bahrain’s fight to tackle COVID-19 outbreak

TDT | Manama

Bahrain’s success in combating Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been hailed by the Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

In a telephonic conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid AlZayani, Dr Jaishankar praised the strict precautionary plans and measures taken by the competent authorities in the Kingdom in dealing with the outbreak.

The minister said, yesterday, his country is thankful to the Bahraini government for providing constant care to the Indian community here.

Describing the friendly relations between the two countries as “solid”, the minister further thanked the health authorities for providing labourers here with necessary laboratory tests and treatment, which contributed to limiting the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Dr Al-Zayani told Dr Jaishankar that the royal orders of His Majesty the King ensure comprehensive care and free treatment for all residents and expatriates in the Kingdom of Bahrain and highest standards of healthcare.

The Foreign Minister also said the plans adopted by the government to combat this pandemic were praised by the World Health Organization, and that the authorities continue to provide treatment according to the approved medical protocols for Coronavirus.

He also stressed the importance of the international community’s solidarity in these exceptional circumstances and the unification of efforts, wishing India and its friendly people further security, peace and prosperity.

They discussed historical friendly relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of India and ways to promote bilateral cooperation to serve the two countries’ common interests.