The ministers of UAE and Russia discussed cooperation between the two countries and ways to enhance the bilateral strategic partnership in various fields.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met today with Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, in Moscow.
They exchanged views on key developments and challenges concerning security and stability in the Middle East and Africa.
The two officials discussed regional and international developments, issues of common concern, and efforts to reach a peaceful solution to the Ukraine conflict.
Al Nahyan and Sergey Lavrov also reviewed the stability of global energy and commodities markets, including the global grain supply.
He underscored the urgent need to reach a peaceful settlement between Russia and Ukraine. The minister emphasized the UAE’s readiness to support all efforts aimed at finding a solution to the crisis, including a ceasefire.
Also, he underlined the importance of maintaining sustainable regional and international peace, security, and stability.
Furthermore, he noted that the UAE is committed to constructive diplomacy aimed at de-escalation.
Al Nahyan also expressed the UAE’s deep concern over the humanitarian impact of the conflict on civilians.
He addressed possible mechanisms to alleviate civilian suffering and underscored the importance of ensuring the unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid and relief in line with international humanitarian law.
The minister highlighted the role of the United Nations in this regard and reiterated the UAE’s support for its humanitarian work.