President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed his wish for Turkey and Bahrain to work together for the "stability, peace, and future of the region."
His remarks came in Bahrain's capital Manama - the first leg of his four-day, three-nation Gulf tour.
Erdoğan was also honored by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa with the medal of Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
"I receive this medal as a sign of the brotherhood between Turkey and Bahrain peoples," Erdoğan said conveying his thanks to the King.
Bahrain's King praised Turkey's efforts to build a model country and to create peaceful environment.
President Erdoğan and Bahrain's King held a tete-a-tete meeting in addition to committee meetings in which the two countries signed memoranda of understanding in the fields of education, economy, energy, and defense.
Erdoğan's official visit to Bahrain is part of Turkey's drive to forge economic ties across the Gulf countries including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
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