MOSCOW, September 30 – Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin and King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa discussed cooperation within the SCO in the light of the initiated procedure for Bahrain to obtain the status of a dialogue partner of the SCO, the Kremlin press service reports .
The Russian leader and the King of Bahrain spoke by phone on Friday.
“The closeness of the approaches of the two countries on key aspects of the situation in the region of the Middle East and North Africa was stated. Cooperation will also be established through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the light of the procedure launched at the recent summit in Samarkand for Bahrain to obtain the status of a dialogue partner of the SCO,” the report says.
In addition, the conversation between Putin and the King of Bahrain confirmed the earlier invitation to the King to pay a visit to Russia.
Bahrain is interested in increasing trade exchange with Moscow