In pictures: Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov meets Abdullah Bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi

Meeting in Abu Dhabi comes amid growing Turkish and Iranian influence in the region due to an absence of an influential Arab role in Syria
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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation shake hands during a meeting in Abu Dhabi.
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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (R) and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov arrive for a joint press conference in Abu Dhabi.
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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation during a meeting in Abu Dhabi.
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UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan speaks during a joint presser with his Russian counterpart in Abu Dhabi.
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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (R) and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov attend a joint press conference in Abu Dhabi.
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UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (R) and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a joint press conference in Abu Dhabi.