Putin: Russia and Bahrain is creating new mechanisms for cooperation

SOCHI, February 8. Russia and Bahrain will create new mechanisms of cooperation, despite difficulties in the economy.

This was stated by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin met with king of Bahrain Hamad bin ISA al-Khalifa.

“Despite the current difficult situation in the economy, however, we continue to create the necessary for the expansion of our cooperation mechanisms,” Putin said.

The President stressed that Bahrain is an important partner of Russia in the Persian Gulf and throughout the middle East. Putin said he was happy to see Sochi in middle Eastern friends and be able to talk about the relationship between countries, “and the situation in the world, and, above all, in the region.”

Hamad bin ISA al Khalifa thanked the President for invitation to visit the country. According to him, is “a good opportunity to talk, to exchange viewpoints on issues related to further strengthening of bilateral relations, common interests, and discuss issues related to the situation in the middle East”.

“As for the problems, the situation in the economy, with the cooperation of all countries can work together to overcome these challenges, he expressed confidence the king of Bahrain. – Therefore, we are ready to cooperate with Russia.”

The summit takes place in Sochi – the king of Bahrain is in Russia on a working visit.

Earlier, the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian delegation at the talks includes foreign Minister, the Ministry of energy and RDIF.