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Russian President Mr. Putin, in UAE after 12 Years

16/10/2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin landed in UAE on Tuesday 15th October 2019. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, welcomed him and his accompanying delegation. A 21-gun salute was offered to him. The UAE Air Force aerobatic display team, Al Fursan, flew over the palace, painting the sky in Russian national colors. The two leaders - who are known to share a close bond - walked through the palace, where students and Emiratis cheered them on by waving the flags of both countries along with traditional musical performances.

Sheikh Mohamed expressed hope that the visit would "achieve the set goals and objectives to bolster UAE-Russia ties across multiple sectors, in the interest of the two countries and their friendly peoples". Both of them agreed on the need to confront the threat of terrorism and extremism.