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Russia and Gulf countries seek to increase cooperation

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Russia held a meeting with the Gulf States this week in what is the sixth ministerial meeting of Russia and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

The meeting has added importance this year because of Russia’s war in Ukraine and also other shifting global issues that put the Gulf states in a unique position. The Gulf has also hosted important Chinese delegations and this week the N7 Initiative is holding a meeting in Bahrain. That means the Gulf is increasingly a center of world affairs. 

According to Arab News, the ‘GCC countries are keen to enhance all forms of cooperation with Russia, secretary-general of the GCC, Jassim al-Budaiwi, said.’ The countries discussed increasing cooperation on economic issues and also regarding energy issues. This includes both oil and also clean energy…”

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