Putin arrives in Abu Dhabi on his first visit since 2007

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed receives Putin in Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed welcomes Putin in Abu Dhabi and Putin stress the depth of relations and continuous cooperation.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, confirmed the depth of strategic relations between the two countries, pointing out that they continue to strengthen cooperation between them, during the visit of the Russian President to the UAE, Tuesday.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed described the visit of the Russian President to the UAE as “historic”, adding that it “reflects the strength of relations between the two countries”.

“We look forward to strengthening relations between the UAE and Russia in all areas that serve the two countries,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed said at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart, adding, “We welcome and value the development of relations between the two countries to the level of strategic partnership”.

“I commend the Russian support in the historic mission of the Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed added.

For his part, Putin stressed that his country continues to strengthen cooperation with the UAE, noting that the relations between the two countries is witnessing continuous development.

Putin also noted that there is a rich and regular political dialogue between Russia and the UAE, and stressed that the continued coordination between Russia and the UAE on developments in the region.

The relations between the UAE and the Russian Federation have witnessed a remarkable development in the past years in all fields.

The declaration of strategic partnership between the two countries was signed in Moscow last year, during Sheikh Mohammed’s visit to the Russian capital.

Economically, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund acknowledged the importance of UAE investments in Russia and its positive returns on the Russian economy, where the volume of these investments amounted to $7bn, compared to more than $2bn pumped by Russia to be invested in the UAE.