Mohamed bin Zayed receives Russian Foreign Minister

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today received Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, at the Shati Palace in Abu Dhabi.

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Russian Foreign Minister

During the meeting, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomed the visit of the top Russian diplomat to the UAE, and discussed with him the ties of friendship and ways of strengthening the levels of cooperation, especially in the investment, economic and commercial fields, which have witnessed remarkable growth during the past year.

He also discussed means to develop various aspects of coordination and action between the UAE and Russia to realize the mutual interests of the two countries and their peoples. The two sides also touched on the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the efforts of the two countries to confront it, and the importance of expanding cooperation in this regard within the framework of supporting international efforts to contain its health, humanitarian and social repercussions.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed and Lavrov discussed several regional and international issues and developments of common interest and efforts made to support peace and stability in the region. H.H. Sheikh Mohamed presented the Order of the Union to Sergey Lavrov and the Order of Zayed II of the first class to Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, which were both awarded to them by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in recognition of their efforts and in honor of their role in strengthening relations between the two countries and promoting them at various levels.