SOCHI, November 10. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has started the meeting with with Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah by discussing the situation in the Middle East and describing it as rather difficult.
"We are very glad to have an opportunity to meet with you and talk about our bilateral relations and about the situation in the region with you and your colleagues," Putin said adding that "the situation in the region is not easy, some can even say difficult."
The president noted that Russia knows the Kuwaiti leader very well as he has long served as the country’s Foreign Minister. "However, this is your first visit to our country as the head of state, and we are very happy about it," Putin stressed.