India and Bahrain signed three agreements here on Wednesday to expand cooperation in key areas, including trade and business. The agreements were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

After delegation-level talks between the two leaders, both sides signed three agreements in the fields of economic engagement and sports and to ensure cooperation between the Foreign Service Institute of the External Affairs Ministry and the Diplomatic Institute of the Bahrain Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The leaders reviewed bilateral trade, and agreed to boost economic cooperation in diverse sectors. Bahrain has been seeking investments from Indian firms in various sectors.

The memorandum of understanding in the fields of youth and sports aims at strengthening bilateral cooperation through institutional exchanges. Another one is to establish a high-level joint commission for bilateral cooperation to replace the Joint Committee for Technical and Economic Cooperation established in 1981.

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