Russian Federation & United Arab Emirates
The Russian Federation and the United Arab Emirates build
their relations on a solid basis of respect for mutual interests, respect each
other, to establish promising business partnership. From year to year there are
strong linkages both at the highest political level and at the level of direct
business ties between companies. Highly effective mutual investment process,
export and import operations all of this suggests a robust international
mutually beneficial partnership. Regular meetings between the leaders of our
countries are one of the clearest confirmations of friendship and cooperation.
The meeting Vladimir Putin with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme
Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Mohammed Al Nahyan at the
Kremlin, Moscow which was last year, was a historical stage in development of
friendship and cooperation.
During that meeting President of Russia Vladimir Putin said: ‘It is my great
pleasure to welcome you to Moscow. We consider it very important that we have
developed such good relations, which we continuously maintain at the top level
and promote. Regrettably, our trade has decreased for certain reasons, but our
Intergovernmental Commission focuses on four major areas, and I hope that our
colleagues will make a positive contribution to our cooperation. Naturally,
investment cooperation is extremely important. I know that specific plans
already exist, and we will, of course, welcome and support them. It goes without
saying that we think your visit is very well timed, considering the need to
discuss regional developments.’
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed Al Nahyan said: ‘I am very happy to be in
Moscow today. Indeed, as you said, trade has fallen, but that is why we came to
Moscow. We are in Moscow because Moscow plays a serious role in the Middle East.
We attach great importance to continuous dialogue both on the further
development of our bilateral relations and on the ways of enhancing stability in
the Middle East. We strongly believe in the development of our relations and are
striving to make them a firm foundation for our future cooperation.’
Such meetings at the highest level are held regularly and with great success.
For example, at one of the meetings even the two leaders stressed the importance
of consolidating the international community’s efforts to fight international
terrorism effectively. Mr. Putin informed the Crown Prince in detail on various
aspects of Russia’s action to unblock the Syrian crisis, including the concrete
results achieved by the Russian Aerospace Forces in their operations against
Islamic State and other radical groups. The two leaders agreed to continue close
contacts through the relevant agencies and coordinate their steps to implement
the results of the International Syria Support Group’s meeting in Vienna. The
two leaders also exchanged views on intensifying cooperation between Russia and
the United Arab Emirates in various areas.