UAE, Russia Call to Establish Broad Int’l Coalition to Fight Terrorism

June 1, 2018. President Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces Mohammed Al Nahyan, center, left, at a meeting


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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – During the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the United Arab Emirates and Russia have signed a declaration on strategic partnership.

The sides call for the establishment of a broad international coalition to combat terrorism and extremism, which would be based on respect for the sovereignty of states directly affected by terrorist attacks,” the document says.

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According to the declaration, Russia and the UAE will coordinate efforts to fight terrorism and extremism.

The document also says that the spread of international terrorism requires the world community to take decisive measures without double standards.

On Security Cooperation

The UAE and Russia stated their intention to intensify consultations in the field of security and defense.

“The parties will strengthen cooperation in the field of security and defense, in particular, by intensifying consultations between the competent authorities of the two countries,” the document read.

In addition, both countries pledged to contribute to ensuring a safe and peaceful cyberspace, and prevent the dissemination of extremist ideology.

“The parties will actively contribute to the disarmament process at the international and regional levels, in particular, by strengthening the non-proliferation regimes for weapons of mass destruction and related technologies. In this regard, they will coordinate efforts to make the Middle East a zone free of weapons of mass destruction,” the document says.

The two sides also agreed to develop cooperation in the areas of fighting against money laundering, as well as combating drug trafficking and illegal migration.

On Energy Cooperation

According to the declaration, Moscow and Abu Dhabi are planning to further develop cooperation in the energy sector, in particular in the oil and gas sector, as well as to maintain contacts to ensure the balance and stability of the global hydrocarbon market.

The document also stipulates support of contacts to ensure the balance and stability of the global hydrocarbon market taking into account the interests of producers and consumers.

“The sides confirm the desire to further develop cooperation in other areas, in particular… to expand cooperation in the sphere of renewable energy,” the declaration says.

The two countries have also agreed to continue to cooperate in the peaceful use of nuclear energy in order to create an effective carbon-free energy source.

According to the declaration, the sides are prepared to promote the creation of favorable conditions to further develop cooperation in the investment sector and agree on new joint projects.

Moscow and Abu Dhabi also confirmed their readiness to facilitate cooperation in various areas, including industry, high tech, peaceful use of outer space and agriculture.

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