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Political Affairs Undersecretary receives Russian Ambassador

Political Affairs Undersecretary receives Russian Ambassador

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs, Dr. Shaikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received at the Ministry today, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Alexey Skosyrev.

They reviewed the close longstanding relations of cooperation and friendship between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Russian Federation, as well as means to enhance them in various fields, in a way that meets common interests and benefits the two friendly countries and peoples.

The two sides also discussed regional and international issues of common interest.

The Undersecretary affirmed the Kingdom of Bahrain’s unequivocal position calling for a solution to the Russian-Ukrainian crisis through dialogue and diplomatic means, in accordance with the principles of international law and the Charter of the United Nations, within the framework of respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of states, and not to use or threaten force.

He further expressed Bahrain’s condemnation of the two drone attacks on the Kremlin and the targeting of the residence of President Vladimir Putin, calling it a dangerous escalation.

He affirmed the Kingdom’s support for efforts calling for calm, wisdom and settlement of the conflict through negotiations, in a way that preserves the lives of civilians and guarantees security, peace, and stability for all parties in the European continent.

The Ambassador expressed his thanks and appreciation to the kingdom for its solid stances in adopting a peaceful approach and calling for solutions that would calm the situation and settle disputes at the regional and international levels.

Source: Bahrain News Agency