WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Bush will meet next month with the emir of Bahrain, the White House announced Monday.

Bush will hold a working visit with Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on May 7, said White House spokesman Ari Fleischer.

Bush spoke with the emir by telephone March 15. About a week later Bush called the emir of Qatar and congratulated him on the settlement of a long-standing quarrel with Bahrain over the ownership of several Persian Gulf islands.