Kuwait and Russia signed on Tuesday a host of bilateral agreements. The signing ceremony, held at the presidential palace in the Russian city of Sochi, was attended by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and President Vladimir Putin.
These include an agreement between the two governments for the exemption of entry visa for holders of diplomatic, special and service passports, signed by First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.
Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky for cultural and artistic cooperation between Kuwait's National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) and the Russian Ministry of Culture.
A cooperation MoU between the Kuwaiti Ministry of Communications and the Russian Ministry of Transportation was signed today. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anas Khaled Al-Saleh signed it with Russia's Minister of Transportation Maksim Sokolov.
A statement of intent was signed between the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense and the Russian firm Rosoboronexport for military equipment.
Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah signed the statement with Rosoboronexport's Director General Anatoly Isaikin.
Finally, CEO of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Nizar Al-Adsani signed a MoU with Chairman of Russia's Gazprom Board of Directors Alexey Miller for cooperation between both firms. A joint investment MoU was signed between the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) and the Russian Direct Investment Fund. It was inked by KIA Managing Director Bader Al-Saad and Director of the Russian fund Kirill Dmitriev.