SOCHI, November 10. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin discusses with Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, the situation in the middle East, which the Russian leader assesses as very difficult.
“We are very pleased to have this opportunity to meet with you and talk about our bilateral relations and the situation in the region – and with you and with your colleagues,” – said Putin, opening the meeting. “The situation in the region remains complicated, if not complex,” he said.
The President noted that the leader of Kuwait are well known Russia for a long time has represented his country as Minister of foreign Affairs. “But as head of the state did You first visit our country and we are very excited about this event”, – said Putin.
By the end of 2014, the trade turnover between Russia and Kuwait increased in comparison with 2013 year by 45% and amounted to $49 million For January-August 2015 the volume of bilateral trade reached 156,7 million, which is 4.4 times more than the same period in 2014. The volume of Russian exports increased five times by increasing the supply of barley and copper wire.
Condolences in connection with the crash A321
Al-Sabah during the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences in connection with the crash of the Russian aircraft A321 in Egypt. This disaster claimed the lives of 224 people.
“Let me personally to Express condolences on behalf of the government and people of Kuwait in connection with the crash of Russian airplane in Egypt,” he said at a meeting with the head of the Russian state. “Share with You the pain of loss,” said al-Sabah.
Putin thanked the Kuwaiti leader.
Disaster in Egypt
The A321 aircraft to the Russian airline “Kogalymavia” carrying out flight 9268 Sharm El-Sheikh to St Petersburg, crashed on 31 October after about half an hour after departure, 100 km South from the administrative centre of province Northern Sinai city of El Arish, near the settlement of El Hasna. In total the plane was 217 passengers and seven crew members, none survived.