DUBAI: The UAE’s President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed will travel to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, Emirates News Agency has reported.

The UAE’s foreign ministry said the visit to Russia aims to help reach “effective political solutions” to the Ukrainian crisis.

The Gulf country “seeks to achieve positive results to reduce military escalation, reduce humanitarian repercussions, and reach a political settlement to achieve global peace and security,” the ministry said.

Bilateral talks will address the latest developments related to the crisis in Ukraine, the ministry added.

The UAE called for diplomacy, dialogue, and respect for the rules and principles of international law.

During the visit, Sheikh Mohamed and President Putin will also discuss bilateral ties and friendly relations between their countries, as well as several regional and international issues of common interest.

Tuesday’s Russia visit will be Sheikh Mohamed’s third foreign trip since officially taking the reins as president.