Sergey Cgemezon, the CEO of the Rostec State Corporation, met in Moscow with the Bahrain’s Ambassador to Russia Ahmed Abdulrahman Al Saati, stated the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Moscow.
According to the statement released by the embassy on Saturday, Ambassador Al Saati welcomed the cooperation with Rostec in various fields, "indicating that Bahrain is the ideal gateway to the Gulf region with its attractive investment environment, its strategic location, and the availability of an easy and convenient transportation network with all neighboring countries."
Chemezov in his turn affirmed the desire of Rostec to strengthen its relations with the Kingdom of Bahrain in particular due to the distinguished relations between the leaderships of the two friendly countries.
In 2015, Russia and Bahrain signed an agreement on military and technical cooperation. According to that agreement, Rosoboronexport in 2016 made several supplies of the Russian defence products for the Bahraini armed forces, including the “Kornet-E” anti-tank missile launcher and close combat weapons.
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the Middle East accounted for 21% of Russian arms exports in 2016–2020. Between 2016–20 and 2011–15 Russian arms exports to the Middle East increased (64%).