Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 June 2019

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed holds talks with Vladimir Putin

Pair discuss regional developments and the UAE's relationship with Russia

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, stands for a photograph with Vladimir Putin Vladimirovich, President of Russia, at the Kremlin Palace in June 2018. Mohamed Al Hammadi / Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, stands for a photograph with Vladimir Putin Vladimirovich, President of Russia, at the Kremlin Palace in June 2018. Mohamed Al Hammadi / Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received a phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

The pair discussed the two countries' relationship and joint co-ordination on international issues of mutual interest, reported state news agency Wam.

They also spoke about the latest developments in the Middle East and underlined the importance of ensuring regional security and stability.

Last year, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visited Moscow where he met with the Russian president.

During the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed pointed out that the relations between the UAE and Russia are old and developing at all levels. Both countries said they were eager to strengthen and drive forward those developments, in the interests of both their nations.

Two months prior to the visit, at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, Moscow and Abu Dhabi announced they would jointly produce a fifth-generation fighter jet in the UAE.

Updated: June 11, 2019 02:16 PM

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