Amnesty International's conclusions on Russia are ‘farfetched’, says ombudsmanRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 9:52
Thousands of people resettle from Arctic to warmer Russian regionsBusiness & Economy February 28, 8:21
Gazprom could be able to build Turkish Stream using project financingBusiness & Economy February 28, 7:10
Finland, Russia have no serious problems in their relations — top diplomatWorld February 27, 21:49
Brazil's joyful carnivalSociety & Culture February 27, 21:30
Syrian opposition has no dialog partner seeking peace — chief negotiatorWorld February 27, 20:37
About 40 Arctic projects may be in Russia's Yamal backbone zone — governorBusiness & Economy February 27, 19:28
Russian Defense Ministry forms special purpose division near MoscowMilitary & Defense February 27, 19:13
Russian frigate in Mediterranean to deliver no strikes on terrorists in Syria — sourceMilitary & Defense February 27, 18:54
SOCHI, May 19. /TASS/. The 4th meeting of the strategic dialogue Russia-Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf will be held in Moscow on May 26, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Thursday.
"On May 26 Moscow will host the fourth meeting of the strategic dialogue Russia CCASG," Zakharova said. "Taking part in it will be Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his counterparts representing the six Gulf Cooperation Council member-states - Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Amman."
This is going to be the first event of the kind to be held in Russia, Zakharova said.
"The previous meetings in this format were held in Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Kuwait City," she recalled.
"Russia systematically works for building up diversified ties with the Arab states of the Persian Gulf on the bilateral and multilateral levels," Zakharova said. "We proceed from the assumption that tight cooperation with the Arabian monarchies meets Russia’s long-term interests and gives us a firmer foothold in the Persian Gulf and in the entire space of the Middle East and North Africa.