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Putin to meet with Saudi Crown Prince, President of UAE — Kremlin

The Russian leader will visit the UAE and Saudi Arabia for the first time since 2019

MOSCOW, December 5. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al Saud and President of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during his working visits on December 6, the Kremlin press office announced.

"During the negotiations with UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, [Putin is] expected to review the state and perspectives of further development of the multifaceted Russian-Emirati cooperation, as well as the current international agenda with an emphasis with the situation in the Middle East Region," the press office said.

In Riyadh, the Putin and Mohammed bin Salman will discuss "issues of bilateral cooperation in trade, economy and investments, as well as various aspects of cooperation in multilateral formats." The sides also plan to have "an exchange of opinion on regional and international agenda."

Previously, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that oil will also be on agenda of these visits. He pointed out that, while such discussions are being carried out within the OPEC+ format, national leaders will discuss this topic as well. The Spokesman also noted that Putin’s visit in both countries will happen "effectively within a 24-hour timespan."

Putin will visit the UAE and Saudi Arabia for the first time since 2019. Back then, the Russian president visited Abu-Dhabi and Riyadh, where he had negotiations with the leaders of these two states.