Denis Manturov, head of Industry and Trade for Russia, invited representatives from Bahrain to INNOPROM 2015 during a meeting between the two countries on Sunday.
During the meeting, Manturov and Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, Bahrain's minister of industry and commerce, discussed ways to develop better relations.
Bin Rashid Al Zayani agreed to be the guest of honor at INNOPROM 2015, which will be held July 8-11, 2015 in Yekaterinburg. He will organize the exhibits for the Bahrain International Industrial Exhibition.
Manturov said during the meeting that he is interested in developing better relations with Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The country is already on its way to developing better relations with China.
Representatives from Russia’s Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Commerce of China signed a Memorandum of Understanding in October. Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was present at the signing, as well as Chinese Primier Li Keqiang.
Manturov said he believes that economic endeavors should be entirely separate from political issues.