King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa will attend the opening ceremony of the Army-2016 international military forum to be held near Moscow on Tuesday, Bahraini Ambassador to Russia Ahmed Al Saati told Sputnik on Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa will hold a meeting in Moscow on September 6, the Kremlin Press Service said Monday.
“An exchange of opinions is planned on topical aspects of the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa region, first and foremost in the context of the fight against international terrorism,” the press service said in a statement.
“King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa will visit the expo on Tuesday and attend the opening as only head of state,” Al Saati added.
According to the Ambassador, the King will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday at a Bahrain-Russia summit.
“During the summit in Kremlin the countries’ Ministers will sign a military-technical cooperation agreement, an accord to establish an intergovernmental economic committee and two memorandums of understanding (MoU) with Gazprom and Rusgeology on gas and oil cooperation,” he said.
The military forum, which is set to take place on September 6-11 in Kubinka, a western suburb of Moscow, will bring together representatives from the Russian defense industry, research institutes, universities, as well as foreign companies. Over 800 Russian and foreign participants will mount some 7,000 exhibitions throughout the week.
The forum’s participants and guests will attend a number of conferences and round-table discussions to discuss the future development of military technology.
Last week, the King’s administration announced he would arrive in Moscow on Monday. According to the Kremlin, the sides will discuss the fight against international terrorism.