State visit to the United Arab Emirates 2019-10-15 14:00:00 Abu Dhabi In Qasr Al Watan Palace in Aby Dhabi, Vladimir Putin held talks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The official meeting ceremony between the President of Russia and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi took place before the talks. Topics on the agenda included the further development of bilateral cooperation in trade, the economy and investment as well as major international and regional issues. A package of documents was signed following the talks. Memorandums of cooperation in energy and the peaceful use of nuclear energy were signed by the two countries’ corresponding agencies. In addition, a concession agreement on the Ghasha oil field between LUKOIL and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, a cooperation agreement between the Russian Direct Investment Fund, LUKOIL and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and a framework agreement on strategic cooperation between Gazprom and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company were signed, as well as a cooperation agreement between the Russian Direct Investment Fund and the Mubadala Investment Company, which implements national projects, including projects on artificial intelligence. Later, Vladimir Putin and Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan toured the exhibition of investment projects dedicated to cooperation between Russia and the UAE. The President of Russia and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi also took part in a meeting with representatives of business circles from Russia and the UAE. In addition, the sides exchanged gifts. Vladimir Putin presented the Crown Prince with a white gyrfalcon and, in return, received a model of the Qasr Al Hosn Palace, former residence of the UAE President.