MOSCOW: The visiting Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister yesterday affirmed the Gulf State desire to cement relations and cooperation with Russia in various spheres. “We have always aspired to strengthen and boost the bilateral relations (with Russia) in various spheres,” said Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah during a scheduled meeting of political consultations with Russian President’s Special Envoy for the Middle East and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.
Current consultations constitute an opportunity to ponder issues of common concern for Russia and Kuwait, said Jarallah, noting existing cooperation in investment, economic, commercial, energy and military sectors. Jarallah indicated that the consultations with the Russian side also dealt with Gulf and Middle Eastern issues, underscoring Moscow’s “effective and vital role” on the regional arena. Meanwhile, Bogdanov praised the Kuwaiti leadership for adopting a sagacious, balanced, objective and constructive external policy. “The Kuwaiti side has clear perception about developments in the region in which we have interest for getting acquainted with,” he added. — KUNA