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Delegation of the Kingdom of Bahrain to Participate in SPIEF 2021

12 May 2021
Делегация Королевства Бахрейн примет участие в ПМЭФ-2021

Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov met with Ahmed Abdulrahman Al-Saati, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Russian Federation. The meeting addressed economic and cultural cooperation, as well as participation of Bahraini delegation in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

«Last year marked the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our country and the Kingdom of Bahrain. Cooperation between our states is actively developing in many areas. Cooperation at such major business events as the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will surely strengthen existing ties and facilitate extension of our relations and further development of business and cultural dialogue of Russia and Bahrain,» stated Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov.

In his turn, His Excellency Ahmed Abdulrahman Al-Saati emphasized that Bahrain takes an interest in comprehensive development of relations and strengthening ties between the two countries. He also noted the important role of international business events in establishing a dialogue. Thus, during SPIEF 2021 the Roscongress Foundation intends to sign a number of cooperation agreements with Bahraini organizations, including Mumtalakat, the sovereign wealth fund of the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the Bahrain Economic Development Board.

Besides, the Kingdom of Bahrain may present ample opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries at its own stand at the Russian Energy Week. This international forum will take place on 13–16 October 2021.

Another topic of the meeting was the use of Sputnik V, a Russian COVID-19 vaccine, which was registered and approved for use in Bahrain in February 2021.

Ambassador Ahmed Abdulrahman Al-Saati noted that Bahrain is interested in cooperating with Russia for localizing vaccine production: «As of now, we have held talks with the Russian Direct Investment Fund and reached an agreement in principle on launching the production of the Russian vaccine. In order to achieve it, we plan to build a special medical centre in Bahrain together with our Russian colleagues.»