DUBAI, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Russian President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed the importance of cooperation to maintain security and stability in the Gulf and Middle East, local media reported Tuesday.
Al-Nahyan, also deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) armed forces, and Putin exchanged views on regional and international issues of common concern during a phone conversation, the UAE state news agency WAM reported.
They addressed the crises in a number of Arab countries and the efforts to resolve them, as well as boosting mutual cooperation and coordination to fight terrorism, extremism and violence, the report said.
The two leaders highlighted the importance of joint cooperation to guarantee security and stability in the Gulf region and the Middle East.
They also reviewed the bilateral ties and ways to promote economic, investment and trade relations.
The crown prince visited Moscow last April, while the last time Putin paid an official visit to the UAE was in 2007.