Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation, held talks about ways to enhance bilateral ties of co-operation and friendship.
Sheikh Mohamed and President Putin also exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments, and issues of common concern.
He is visiting Moscow to attend the International Aviation and Space Show, MAKS 2015.
During the meeting, President Putin welcomed Sheikh Mohamed and thanked him for attending the show.
He also expressed his satisfaction at meeting Sheikh Mohamed and the accompanying delegation to discuss growing bilateral relations between the two friendly countries.
"I'm very happy to seize this opportunity to discuss regional issues and bilateral relations with you," President Putin said.
About acceptance of the visit by Sheikh Mohammed to attend the show, he said, "It is so exciting for you being a professional pilot."
On his part, Sheikh Mohamed thanked President Putin for inviting him to attend this special international event to keep pace, along with other guests, with the latest civil and military aviation technologies.
He expressed his admiration at the professionalism of the Russian pilots during the parade.
Sheikh Mohamed expressed his satisfaction at visiting Russia and meeting with Putin.
He conveyed the regards of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to President Putin and his wishes for more progress of the friendly people of Russia.
He underlined the interest of the UAE to further develop bilateral relations with Russia in all fields in a way that serves interest of both sides.
"Bilateral relations have grown in recent years, thanks to the support of leaders from both countries who cherish a comprehensive vision for the future of our relations, especially in the areas of economy, industry, trade and investment through empowering competent institutions in both countries to discharge their duties in this respect," Sheikh Mohamed said.
He noted that the UAE, led by Sheikh Khalifa, and in accordance with its foreign policy, aims to establish better ties with friendly countries and strengthen co-operation with Russia to build a better future for political, economic, investment, trade and energy relations that serve both countries.
They also reviewed the existing co-operation in all fields and ways to bolster them, especially in the economic, investment and energy sectors.
Sheikh Mohamed and Putin also reviewed the efforts being exerted to settle the Syrian conflict and to come up with a solution that ends the suffering of the Syrians in line with their aspirations to ensure the security and stability of the country and the region as well.
The two sides discussed political and security issues, as well as views on counter-terrorism, safeguarding regional peace and security, and backing the legitimate government of Yemen to enable it to play its social and developmental role.
The meeting was attended by Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy National Security Advisor, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister and a number of officials.
It was also attended by Lt. General Hammad Mubarak Al Shamsi, Chief of State Security Department, Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary General of the Supreme National Security Council, Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Executive Affairs Authority and Omer Saif Ghobash, the UAE Ambassador to Russia.
While on the Russian side, the meeting was attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Russian Minister of Trade and Industry, Denis Manturov, President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin and other Russian dignitaries
Attends Maks 2015 inauguration
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended today the inauguration of the International Aviation and Space Show, Maks 2015, in the Russian capital, Moscow.
He was received on his arrival by President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation, and a number of senior Russian officials.
Sheikh Mohamed and a number of leaders watched the parade of civil and military jets taking part in the show. Thereafter, President Putin accompanied Sheikh Mohamed and the guests on a tour of pavilions featuring at the Maks show.
They were briefed about the latest military, defence innovations and projects being showcased by exhibiting companies. They also inspected civil planes and military jets, as well as flight simulators, innovations and projects of students from schools and educational institutes in Russia, who are showcasing a number of distinguished projects.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the guests were also briefed about the latest products from Russian and international companies in the areas of technology, electric appliances and modern military technology.
They were also briefed during the last round to the space and sciences sector about the development phases, future, impact on development of sciences and other services that touch the life of a human being.
Over 151 international companies are featuring in the show, being held under the patronage of the Russian government.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy National Security Advisor, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister.
He was also accompanied by Hussein bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, Lt. General Hammad Mubarak Al Shamsi, Chief of State Security Department, Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary General of the Supreme National Security Council, Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority, Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, the Undersecretary of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, Staff Major General Eisa Saif bin Ablan Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces and Fares Al Mazrouei, Assistant Foreign Minister for Security and Military Affairs.
Meets Egyptian President
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the sidelines of his visit to Russia to attend the International Aviation and Space Show, Maks 2015.
Sheikh Mohamed conveyed the regards of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Egyptian President and his best wishes for more success, growth and prosperity for Egypt and its people.
President el-Sisi asked Sheikh Mohamed to reciprocate his greetings to President Khalifa and his appreciation of the honourable stances adopted by the leadership and people of the UAE towards Egypt and its people, as well as their support for Egyptian people's options and its free will. He wished more welfare and progress to the UAE.
The meeting discussed ways to bolster bilateral ties in political, economic and developmental spheres and elevate these ties to new heights of robust strategic cooperation and coordination for serving the interests of the two brotherly countries and people in light of the circumstances the region is passing through, which requires concerted efforts for building an effective Arab strategy that is capable of addressing and confronting current challenges.
Sheikh Mohamed reiterated the UAE's support for Egypt in political and developmental domains so as to enable it achieve development and stability.
Egypt, Sheikh Mohamed said, remains the backbone of stability and a safety valve for the Middle East region given its strategic position and security role. This strategic position, he added, maximises the importance of backing and standing beside it.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and President el-Sisi took stock of the latest developments taking place in some countries in the region, where the two countries share identical points of view on a variety of regional and international issues of common concern.
The two sides acknowledged the need to take swift measures to address and confront threats to Arab national security and international peace and security, particularly in the rapid spread of terrorism.