ABU DHABI, October 22 (RIA Novosti) - A number of economic and military treaties between Russia and the United Arab Emirates may be signed as a result of upcoming talks between the Russian president and the son of the UAE Emir, the head of the Emirates Policy Centre told International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya Wednesday.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Mohammed Khalifa Nahyan, the son of the current Emir of Abu Dhabi emirate, will hold a meeting in Sochi, a Russian city in Krasnodar Territory, on Thursday.
"I think, the visit of the son of the current Emir of Abu Dhabi emirate will result in the signing of several new treaties – not only economic, but also military," Ketbi who is also an Assistant Professor at UAE University said in an interview.
Ketbi also noted that the UAE views Russia as a major player in the international arena.
"Russia is one of the most influential powers in our multipolar world. The UAE understands that Russia is a force to be reckoned with. And it is powerful not only from a political perspective, but also an economic one," Ketbi said.
In recent years, UAE-Russia relations have strengthened, especially in the field of economics. In September, the Russian president claimed that prospects were good for investment cooperation between the two countries.