FM chairs UAE-Russia joint committee meeting

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FM chairs UAE-Russia joint committee meeting

FM chairs UAE-Russia joint committee meeting

(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE maintains historic, friendly and special relations with Russia, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, has said, noting that these ties are stable and based on the spirit of mutual understanding and respect and a common desire to take them to new heights.
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah was addressing the fifth meeting of the UAE-Russia joint ministerial committee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi, which discussed ways of enhancing economic, trade and investment cooperation.
Denis Manturov, Minister of Trade and Industry of the Russian Federation, chaired his country’s delegation at the meeting, which was attended by Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State, and a number of senior officials and representatives of companies in both countries.
“The UAE highly values these bilateral ties and the growth witnessed over the recent years in these ties. We believe that the fifth meeting of the UAE-Russia joint ministerial committee will provide tremendous and diverse opportunities to review these ties, explore new avenues for greater success and remove obstacles that may hamper the progress of these ties, whether between the governments or private sectors,” H.H. said.
“No doubt the relations between leaders of the two countries, which have grown strong over recent years, have had a positive impact on the progress of ties. There were reciprocal visits, closer contacts and exchange of views on a variety of challenges and issues in the region,” he said, citing recent contacts between His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who instructed for a further push in bilateral ties through this committee.
H.H. added that Sheikh Mohamed’s visit to Moscow last October had seen the UAE and Russian leaders discussing broader cooperation and exchanging views on regional issues. The visit, he said, had underscored the keenness of the two countries’ leaderships to boost ties, particularly in the economic field.
(Courtesy WAM)