Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Bahrain

Officials are working on a visit by the Russian president in the near future
Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Bahrain
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
By Shane McGinley
Mon 24 Jun 2019 08:59 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted an invitation to visit Bahrain “in the near future”, with officials working on the “specifics”, according to a report by the Gulf Daily News website.

Russian Ambassador to Bahrain Igor Kremnev confirmed the news, while also adding that the two countries had signed a three-year bilateral agreement to boost cultural relations.

“Our co-operation in tourism and culture is developing at a generally good pace – performances by the Russian ballet and the Hermitage exhibition had a big resonance in Manama,” the ambassador was quoted as saying.

“[Bahrain’s] programme of attracting Russian tourists produced visible results, significantly increasing the flow of inbound tourism from Russia… I am sure that the planned signing of a programme of bilateral cultural co-operation for the next three-year period shall give additional dynamics to our joint work in this direction.”

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