MOSCOW, Nov 8. UAE President Abu- Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that he considers Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin his friend, he also expressed a desire to visit the Russian Federation and visit places memorable for Muslims, said the first deputy chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation, Mufti Damir Mukhetdinov, who is taking part in an international forum in the UAE with participation of the president of this country.
“The President of the UAE, in a conversation with me, said that he has great respect for the President of our country, Vladimir Putin, and considers him his friend. According to Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, he was especially struck by the large-scale assistance and support provided “President Putin in the construction of mosques, maintaining Muslim infrastructure. The President of the UAE expressed a desire to come to our country and visit memorable places associated with Islam, for example, Derbent,” said Mufti Damir Mukhetdinov.
The religious leader added that Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan supports Vladimir Putin's course in preserving traditional, including family values.
“Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan added that Russians should take care of their leader and appreciate his work for the good of their homeland,” said Mufti Mukhetdinov.