UAE President to meet Russia’s Putin – state TV

UAE flag flies over a boat at Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates May 22, 2015. (Reuters)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan will travel to Russia on Tuesday to meet with President Vladimir Putin, UAE state Television WAM reported on Monday. 

The announcement came less than a week after OPEC+, a group of oil producers that includes the UAE and Russia, agreed to steep oil production cuts in defiance of U.S. pressure.

The decision by Saudi-led OPEC and its Russia-led allies, the grouping known as OPEC+, has further strained relations between Washington and its traditional Gulf allies in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, sources have said. read more

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration had pushed hard to prevent the production cut, hoping to keep a lid on gasoline prices ahead of midterm elections in which his Democratic Party could lose control of Congress.

Biden flew to Jeddah in July for a Gulf summit to try to mend relations but left without securing a deal for higher oil production.

(Esta Media Network/Reuters)



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