Russian President Vladimir Putin has been welcomed by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi.
وصول الرئيس الروسي #فلاديمير_بوتين إلى أرض #الإمارات أرض الخير والمحبة وصاحب السمو الشيخ #محمد_بن_زايد_آل_نهيان في مقدمة مستقبليه #الإمارات_ترحب_بالرئيس_بوتين#Welcome_President_Putin#العلاقات_الاماراتية_الروسية #UAE_Russia_Relationship pic.twitter.com/CFz1Qy4S49— تلفزيون دبي (@dubaitv) October 15, 2019
He’s been given an official reception at the presidential palace in Abu Dhabi in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
They were greeted by a guard of honour and a traditional Emirati troupe.
مراسم استقبال الرسمي لضيف البلاد فخامة الرئيس #فلاديمير_بوتين رئيس جمهورية روسيا الاتحادية في قصر الوطن وعزف السلام الوطني للبلدين #الإمارات_ترحب_بالرئيس_بوتين#Welcome_President_Putin#العلاقات_الاماراتية_الروسية #UAE_Russia_Relationship pic.twitter.com/bBLPNmy7Nk— تلفزيون دبي (@dubaitv) October 15, 2019
The two leaders have held talks focusing on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.
They also witnessed the signing of several agreements in vital sectors like trade, investment, energy, sustainability and environment.
Putin congratulated the UAE for sending its first astronaut to space and said Russia would continue to support the country's space ambitions.
Mohamed bin Zayed and the Russian President Vladimir Putin discuss enhancing bilateral ties and strategic cooperation as well as the latest regional and international developments of mutual Interest. pic.twitter.com/3B45WRPita— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) October 15, 2019
The Russian president's state visit to the UAE, which is his first in 12 years, comes after he completed a trip to Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, a series of police and traffic patrols in Abu Dhabi have been decked in the national colours of both nations.