Talks with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, who arrives on a working visit in Russia, in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on Sunday, the Kremlin press service said.
The two leaders "plan to focus on building up bilateral co-operation in trade, investment, energy, financial and humanitarian spheres."
They also expect to discuss topical issues on international agenda, primarily the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa, the Kremlin noted.
Putin and the Bahraini monarch "will discuss the situation in the Middle East, particularly actions staged against Islamic State militants, and will certainly raise trade and economic issues," Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters. He also did not rule out that the
interlocutors would talk energy carriers.
After the talks, Putin and Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa will visit the first ever F1 Russian Grand Prix due in Sochi on Sunday.