Malaysia eyes $500 million Bahrain port project
Malaysian companies have been invited to take part in Bahrain's $500 million Salman port project, officials said Monday as the emirate's prime minister began a three-day visit.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, who is accompanied by a 55-member delegation including four ministers, received a red-carpet welcome from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad earlier in the day.
He flew into Kuala Lumpur International Airport from the northern island of Penang, where he had arrived Saturday for a private visit.
Sheikh Khalifa and Mahathir held talks and witnessed the signing of two memoranda of understanding on cooperation in economic and transport matters.
Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar, quoted by Bernama news agency, said Bahrain had invited Malaysian companies to help develop the port.
He said the prime ministers discussed commercial cooperation in commerce including possible joint venture companies and Bahrain's desire to have Malaysia Airlines fly to the emirate. — (AFP, Kuala Lumpur)
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