Russia’s Putin meets with UAE president in Abu Dhabi during Middle East visit

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Wed, 2023-12-06 10:10

ABU DHABI: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday landed in the UAE for a rare visit outside the former Soviet Union, UAE state media reported, as Moscow seeks to reassert itself on the global stage.

“Putin’s plane has landed in Abu Dhabi,” the state-run RIA Novosti also reported on social media, while Russian state television showed Putin being greeted by officials on the runway.

The Russian president’s plane was accompanied by a number of military aircraft to greet Putin upon entering the UAE airspace.

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed greeted Putin at an official reception held at Qasr Al-Watan. (WAM)
UAE President Sheikh Mohamed greeted Putin at an official reception held at Qasr Al-Watan. (WAM)
UAE President Sheikh Mohamed greeted Putin at an official reception held at Qasr Al-Watan. (WAM)
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