Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia has «very close» views with the United Arab Emirates regarding Syria, Libya, Yemen and Iraq, speaking at a press conference in Abu Dhabi, Tuesday. He was speaking after a meeting with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Lavrov pointed out «steady progress» in Russia-UAE relations as the two countries are moving towards a... Еще «strategic partnership». Both ministers agreed to «undertake additional efforts» to support the countries’ «economic operators in the interests of trade expansion, increasing mutual investment as well as cooperation in energy, industry and the banking sector». The Russian Foreign Minister stated that Russia and the UAE have an «absolutely unified position» in the «need for an uncompromising fight against terrorists of all kinds». He went on to say that «there is also a need to suppress terrorist and extremist ideology».