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The French President came to Manama on an official visit on 11 February 2009. This visit, the first by a French President to Bahrain since 1990, gave rise to the signing of a joint declaration of intention relative to nuclear energy cooperation. It also led to the signing of a military cooperation agreement and one regarding visas.
On the Bahraini side, King Hamad carried out two official visits to France over the course of 2008 (February and December). The Bahraini Prime Minister, Cheikh Kalifa, was welcomed by the Prime Minister on 14 October 2009.
A bilateral cooperation agreement on interior security was signed in 2007. This agreement, not ratified by the Bahraini side, has not entered into force.
Updated on 01.11.2010