x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

UAE Crown Prince meets Russian president Vladimir Putin

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed arrived in Moscow yesterday on a two-day state visit to Russia.

Russian president Vladimir Putin with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.
Russian president Vladimir Putin with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has been in Moscow for talks with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

Yesterday the two leaders discussed enhancing cooperation and dialogue between Russia and the GCC, and the importance of economic and investment ties.

Speaking about the latest developments in the region, Sheikh Mohammed said: “The region is experiencing a critical situation that requires  concerted regional and international efforts to restore peace and stability,” Wam, the state news agency, reported.

Sheikh Mohammed also told Mr Putin that Sheikh Khalifa, the President, was “keen on building a stronger cooperation, scientific, economic, trade and investment partnership”.

Above, the two leaders at the president’s official residence in Novo-Ogaryovo, outside Moscow.

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