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Putin to hold talks with Emir of Kuwait in Sochi

November 10, 2015, 8:51 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, November 10. /TASS/. President Vladimir Putin is expected to hold talkswith the Emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in Sochi on Tuesday, the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"This is the Emir's first visit to post-Soviet Russia," he said.

"We have a regular enough political dialogue at various levels and now the top level will be added to it," Peskov said, adding that the sides will have tete-a-tete talks, as well as the talks with delegations in full force and will sign a range of bilateral documents.

"Priority will be given to broader cooperation in commerce," the Kremlin press service said. "An expansive exchange of opinions on pressing international issues and particularly on the Middle East and North Africa has been scheduled, too," he said

Mamun Fendi, the leading Russian expert on the Middle East and the director of the Institute for Global Strategy, told TASS Kuwait supports Russia's stabilizing role in the Middle East.

"Russia's presence in Syria today is viewed a stabilizing factor that facilitate the ending of the armed conflict in that country," he said.

"Like other countries of the Persian Gulf area, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait is interested in Russia's role in the solution of other problems of international politics, too, but Russia also needs Kuwait and other Gulf countries for bringing the world oil prices to an acceptable level," Fendi said.

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