H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said in a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov Wednesday 6th March, that UAE and Russia are discussing means to end the crisis in Syria.
“We are keen to have an Arab political and security role in Syria, and we are discussing with Moscow means and way of ending the crisis in Syria", said Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan added that the UAE and Russia are cooperating in areas such as the fight against drugs, organised crime, money laundering and extremism. Speaking of the visa waiver arrangement, he said the mutual visa exemption approved last week would develop tourism in both countries.
He added that the UAE is working together with Russia and other countries on promoting the values of coexistence and tolerance.