Bahrain Deepens Ties with Shenzhen
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Bahrain Deepens Ties with Shenzhen

Agreement marks years of Bahrain-China collaboration

A senior delegation from the Kingdom of Bahrain led by the Capital Governor HE Sheikh Hisham Bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa have visited Shenzhen, China, to discuss opportunities to strengthen cooperation.

The delegation met with Mr Ai Xuefeng, Vice Mayor of Shenzhen and a number of local government officials and business leaders at the Bahrain – Shenzhen Business Forum and the China High-Tech Fair.

Next year marks 30 years since China and Bahrain established diplomatic relations.

In a further development, Bahrain is also set to explore cross-border commerce with Hangzhou, another major Chinese city.

The scene at the Hangzhou MoU signing
The scene at the Hangzhou MoU signing

The increased collaboration centres around artificial intelligence (AI), a full mobile payment gateway, information exchange, investment, entrepreneurship, and trade.

HE Sheikh Hisham Bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, said: “Our partnership with Shenzhen was built on common heritage as open and innovative business hubs with shared economic interests.

“We are very pleased to see our ties with this vibrant city continue to strengthen and believe these agreements will help us move towards a new era of collaboration.”

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