State visit to the United Arab Emirates
In Qasr Al Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi, Vladimir Putin held talks with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
An official meeting ceremony between the President of Russia and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi preceded the international consultations. Vladimir Putin and Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan introduced members of their delegations.
A package of documents was signed following the talks.
Later, Vladimir Putin and Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan toured the exhibition of investment projects dedicated to cooperation between Russia and the UAE and took part in a meeting with representatives of business circles from Russia and the UAE.
During the visit, Vladimir Putin had a brief conversation with Hazza Al Mansouri, the first UAE astronaut.
The sides also exchanged gifts. The President of Russia presented a white gyrfalcon to the Crown Prince, and, in return, received a model of the Qasr Al Hosn Palace, former residence of the UAE President.