MOSCOW, November 3. /TASS/. The Kuwaiti head of state, Emir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah will pay an official visit to Russia on November 9-11 at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin press service said on Tuesday.
"On November 10, President Putin and Emir Sabah plan to meet in Sochi to focus on key aspects of Russian-Kuwaiti cooperation. The two leaders will pay priority attention to measures to step up bilateral cooperation in the trade and economic sphere," the press service said. "The two sides are expected to exchange views on the most pressing issues of the international agenda, first of all developments in the Middle East and North African region."
Lately, the Russian president had a series of personal meetings and telephone conversations with representatives of the Middle East and Gulf countries to discuss on the recent developments in Syria. In particular, in October President Putin had several talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, negotiations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and King of Jordan Abdallah II.
Apart from that, the Russian leader met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi on October 11 and met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Moscow on October 20.