Moscow / WAM
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Thursday discussed with President of Russia Vladimir Putin ties of friendship and co-operation between the two countries. They also tackled overall regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Putin welcomed Sheikh Mohamed,
expressing his happiness at again meeting with him to discuss bilateral relations and Middle East issues. At their meeting, the Russian President said, â€œI welcome you to Moscow. There are important ties between our two countries and we are exerting efforts to enhance them to the highest levels.â€ He added, â€œThere is a joint committee which works to enhance economic relations in all areas, and I believe that it will make a positive contribution.â€
On his part, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi expressed his happiness at being in Moscow to discuss with the Russian President ways to boost bilateral relations and to conduct consultations
regarding a number of regional and
international issues of mutual interest.
Sheikh Mohamed noted, â€œI am happy to be in Moscow and we hope to develop trade exchanges and will discuss the best ways to enhance this approach. We are happy to discuss issues about the Middle East, as Russia plays an important and vital role in the region, and we hope to further develop our ties, which would contribute to making the Middle East
region more stable and secure.â€
During the meeting, they also
reviewed bilateral relations and ways to develop them, in light of the distinguished bonds of friendship and growing co-operation between the two countries. The two sides also tackled ways to bolster the existing co-operation between the UAE and Russia in the economic,
investment and trade sectors.