As a follow-up to an earlier message, the President of Russia once again, this time in person, extended his condolences on the passing of President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
During the conversation, Vladimir Putin warmly congratulated Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on taking office as Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and being elected President of the UAE.
The existing level of strategic partnership between the two countries was noted, while satisfaction and mutual commitment to continued development of friendly Russian-Emirati relations was expressed. Particular attention was paid to interaction in trade, the economy and investment.
The heads of state also spoke in favour of continuing coordination on pressing items on the international agenda.
They agreed to maintain contact at various levels.