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Russia-UAE relations at unprecedented high level, says Putin 

December 6, 2023 at 12:01 pm

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shaking hands with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed upon arrival at the airport in Abu Dhabi on December 6, 2023 [Andrei Gordeyev/POOL/AFP via Gettyimages]

Relations between Russia and the United Arab Emirates are at an unprecedented high level, Russian President Vladimir Putin said today. Putin made his comment during a meeting with UAE President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Reuters has reported.

The Russian leader said in televised comments that the situation in Ukraine and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would be among the topics of discussion. Russia and the UAE already cooperate in OPEC+ and are involved together in major oil and gas projects.

Putin is visiting the UAE and Saudi Arabia on a rare trip abroad. He will also hold talks with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to discuss oil, OPEC+ and the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine.

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