Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday said that Pakistan is keen to further strengthening its relations with Bahrain as the bonds of close friendship and cooperation between the two countries are rooted in common faith, culture and values. The prime minister said this while meeting with the Commander National Guards of Bahrain, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Essa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa, who called on him at the PM secretariat. Gilani said that growing relations in the field of defence between Pakistan and Bahrain would also augment the existing brotherly ties between the people of two countries.