UAE leaders offer condolences as Russian ambassador dies

Dubai - Sergei Kuznetsov passed away on Sunday.

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Sergei Kuznetsov. — Photo courtesy: @UAEembMoscow/Twitter.
Sergei Kuznetsov. — Photo courtesy: @UAEembMoscow/Twitter.

Published: Sun 17 Jan 2021, 2:50 PM

Last updated: Sun 17 Jan 2021, 3:47 PM

The UAE leaders have expressed their condolences as Sergei Kuznetsov, Russian Ambassador to the UAE, passed away on Sunday.

The UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, sent a message of condolence to Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar messages of condolence to President Putin.

The UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) also extended its condolences to the Russian Federation.

In a statement, the Ministry expressed its deep appreciation for Ambassador Kuznetsov’s tireless efforts to strengthen the bonds of solidarity and friendship between the UAE and Russia during his tenure.

It noted the significant development in promoting strategic partnership between both countries on many fronts in recent years.

The ministry also extended its sympathies to Ambassador Kuznetsov’s family members and colleagues.

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