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    Cooperation in the defense industry was discussed at this week’s meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) welcomes Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa during a meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, Russia
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Bahraini King visited Moscow for talks on Tuesday. He also attended the Army-2016 military expo not far from the Russian capital.

    "The Russian side actively discussed issues of military and technical cooperation with Bahrain, including at the Russian President's meeting with the visiting King [of Bahrain] here," Peskov told reporters.

    This came in response to a question by journalists whether the two countries discussed the possibility of Russian exports of S-400 air defense systems to Bahrain.

    Bahrain's Ambassador to Russia Ahmed Abdulrahman Saati told Sputnik on Monday that Bahrain was interested in renewing its stockpile of air defense artillery.


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