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Meeting with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

October 17, 2012, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region

Vladimir Putin met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Your Highness, it is a great pleasure to meet with you again and to see you here in Moscow.

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (translated from Russian): I too am pleased to have this meeting, Your Excellency.

Vladimir Putin: Thank you for accepting our invitation.

Let me note that relations between our countries are developing well and our trade is growing. We maintain ongoing political contact. Some of our companies are carrying out projects together, big projects what’s more, not just in the energy sector, but also in the metals industry, construction, and infrastructure. It is very important to see that our investment cooperation is developing and that the movement is going in both ways. Our ties in the sensitive sector of military technical cooperation are also growing.

We are very happy to see you and wish you welcome.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan: Thank you, Your Excellency.

I am pleased to be here in this country that I consider my second home.

Our relations are indeed developing steadily and we place great importance on these ties and their continued advancement.

Our visit to Moscow today clearly demonstrates our sincere desire to discuss with you the opportunities for developing the whole spectrum of relations between Moscow and Abu Dhabi.


October 17, 2012, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region