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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

UAE Premier Talks Ties, Technology

ReutersSheikh Mohammed meeting with Putin on Tuesday, after seeing the Moscow sights like Red Square and GUM.��
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday discussed expanding ties with United Arab Emirates Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, concluding a two-day visit that yielded no apparent results.

Putin said there was potential to cooperate in energy, including nuclear power, as well as tourism, space technology and political ties, but no agreements were reported Tuesday. Sheikh Mohammed met President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday.

Sheikh Mohammed said on his official web site that his talks with the Medvedev and other Russian officials were "fruitful and would soon reflect positively on the relations between their two countries," without elaborating. He also invited Putin to visit the Emirates.

Putin, who traveled to the Emirates as president in September 2007, said all joint companies between the countries worked on the Arab country's tourism market. A Cabinet source said Russia was hoping to boost exports of its equipment, metals, aircraft and electronic goods, Interfax reported. Russia also expected to attract investment in developing its own tourism business.

During the talks with Medvedev, one of the subjects was the "ways to bring peace to the conflict zones in the Middle East," Sheikh Mohammed said on his web site.

The visiting leader also personally made the Moscow tourist rounds. His web site offered a video of him walking around Red Square and GUM, the nearby upscale shopping mall, with his retinue in a drizzle on Monday.

Dressed in the traditional Arabic garb during the talks, he wore a Western jacket and slacks during the outing, with his hands in the pockets. No high-level Russians accompanied the group in the video.