"The UAE and Russia have had diplomatic ties since our country was established and today we are strongly bound by strategic relations in various fields," she said.
The minister added that many Russians lived and worked in the UAE, while many more visited as tourists, and the relations continued to develop in all fields.
"I am confident that there will be a further deepening of our links in the years ahead," the official pointed out.
In September 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid the first official visit to the UAE in the history of the two countries' bilateral relations. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited Russia in September 2006, June 2009, October 2012 and September 2013. On October 11, 2015, Putin met with Prince Al Nahyan on the sidelines of the Formula-1 races in Sochi.