Grigory Karasin: Russian MPs are ready to develop relations with their colleagues from Kuwait

The Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs met with the Ambassador of Kuwait to Russia.

Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Grigory Karasin met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Kuwait to the Russian Federation Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi, who recently arrived in Moscow to perform his duties.

“Russian MPs would like to continue steadily developing the entire range of Russia-Kuwait ties,” Mr Karasin said. He expressed hope that cooperation between Russian senators and their colleagues from the National Assembly of Kuwait would soon resume. “We are waiting for the new lineup of power structures to be determined following the extraordinary parliamentary elections in Kuwait, with a view to establishing constructive contacts.”

Mr Karasin emphasised Russia’s appreciation for Kuwait’s neutral position on Ukrainian issues. The Senator noted that Russia and the Gulf countries are striving for closer relations.

“We are paying the greatest attention to deepening our business partnership, including boosting the quantity and quality of our trade. In this respect, we are assigning a major role to the Intergovernmental Russia-Kuwait Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation (RKC). We hope after the new cabinet of ministers forms, Russia and Kuwait will be able to promptly schedule the next, seventh RKC meeting,” Mr Karasin said.

Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi said that Kuwait stands for promoting relations with Russia, the 60th anniversary of which will be observed next year.

The Ambassador announced that regular air service between Moscow and Kuwait City would resume soon and expressed confidence in the further development of bilateral cooperation.

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