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SOCHI, October 12. /TASS/. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin confirms the positive development of relations between Russia and Bahrain. At the meeting with Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa he suggested discussing both bilateral and international problems.
Putin mentioned that in 2015 Russia and Bahrain will celebrate the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations.
“I am pleased, over these years relations between Russia and Bahrain have been developing and contacts continue,” the Russian president said, expressing hope Bahrain’s king will enjoy Russia’s first every Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa thanked the Russian president for the warm reception and stressed the rich experience gained in relations between two countries.
“We have many sectors of cooperation, for example, culture, economy; and our relations may be called strategic,” the king said.
The monarch was surprised to see a flight to Sochi took only four hours. “The distance between us is very small,” he said.
The king also shared his impressions from Sochi.
“The city is so clean, everything is well organised,” he said. “This means it is a place attractive for investments.