25 November 2013, 19:06

Kuwait eyeing up Russian weapons - foreign minister

Kuwait eyeing up Russian weapons - foreign minister

Kuwait wants to broaden military cooperation with Russia, said Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah.

"Our military officials have been in Russia for arms shows on many occasions. Some samples of the Russian weaponry have been bought for testing. We must see how well these weapons will do in our climate and deserts. The Kuwaiti armed forces have Russian weapons in their arsenals already," he said on the Voice of Russia radio station.

"We are now eyeing up Russia's latest achievements," he said, noting that Kuwait wants to broaden trade with Russia.

"A Kuwaiti investment fund recently provided half a billion dollars to be put into projects in Russia. Agreements, signed by Russian and Kuwaiti universities, are just as important," he said.

"We hope by the spring of 2014, when His Highness Amir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah pays a visit to Russia, many of these plans will have been fulfilled," the foreign minister said.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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