His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received this afternoon at Zabeel Palace, Valentina Matviyenko, Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, and her accompanying delegation..
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, were also present.
Sheikh Mohammed welcomed the guest and expressed his happiness at meeting and discussing with her the historical ties of friendship between the UAE and Russia.
Sheikh Mohammed indicated the importance of communication and exchanging visits between officials of both countries to co-ordinate and hold continuous discussions regarding bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest, especially those related to international peace, and which achieve stability and justice for peoples across the world away from using force.
The Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation expressed her happiness to visit the UAE, her continuous meetings with its leaders and FNC Speaker, which enabled her to get acquainted with the culture of the people of the UAE and its wise leadership in its internal and external policies, that gives great importance to human resources which have made it a role model of sustainable human resources development.
While discussing co-operation in the parliamentary, tourist, investment and other domains, she hailed Sheikh Mohammed’s ideas and courage in making decisions in the best interests of his people and to develop the UAE’s stature globally.
She also pointed to the Emirates Airlines, the first national airline established by Sheikh Mohammed in 1985, which is now one of the largest and most famous airlines across the world.
Matviyenko highlighted the cultural and developmental renaissance witnessed by the UAE in various avenues, especially in terms of infrastructure, which excelled in its specifications and efficiency of many of the infrastructure projects in the ancient countries.
Among others present were Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council; Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chief Executive of Emirates Group; Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future; Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Protocol and Hospitality Department in Dubai, and Alexander Efimov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the UAE.
Mohammed offers condolences on death of Mohammed Al Qaz
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, paid his condolences today to the family of deceased Mohammed Abdullah Al Qaz.
Accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai, visited the mourning majlis in Al Hamriya district, Dubai. He offered his heartfelt condolences to the children of the deceased, and prayed to almighty Allah to rest his soul in eternal peace.