Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG)
Meeting of Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia M.L. Bogdanov with Secretary General of CCASG A. Al-Zayani
23 May, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia M.L. Bogdanov, who stayed in Riyadh to participate in the 3rd ministerial meeting of Yemen Friends Group, met with Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG) A. Al-Zayani.
The ways of further strengthening and development of the interaction of Russia with that subregional organisation, which had made a major breakthrough upon opening of a strategic Russia-CCASG dialogue in November 2011, were discussed. A common intention to hold its regular round in Moscow within mutually acceptable time-limits was confirmed. The Russian party showed interest in the diversification of trade and economic, investment contacts with CCASG member states, participation in the development programmes, worked out by them in different areas.
The issues of ensuring of the collective security in the Persian Gulf zone, inter alia, on the basis of the implementation of the relevant Russian concept, were examined in detail. Other pressing aspects of the regional agenda, including the Syrian problems, the development of the political process in Yemen and the situation around the Iranian nuclear programme, were touched as well.
24 May 2012