Russia's Lavrov begins Middle East PR tour with UAE meeting

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov began a tour of the Gulf region with a meeting with his Emirati counterpart in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, as Moscow seeks to bolster ties with regional powers. Lavrov meeting with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed comes ahead of visits to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the Russian foreign minister to the UAE and spoke of the strengthening ties between Moscow and Abu Dhabi. “Sergey and I are very good friends who often compare notes not only on politics but on many other things and issues,” Sheikh Abdullah said according to The N…

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