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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

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.”