Russian President, Vladimir Putin will on Wednesday, visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
This was announced by the Kremlin on Tuesday.
This is just as Moscow courts allies abroad despite the isolation it faces over the Ukraine conflict.
Putin, since since deploying troops to Ukraine, limited his international travel.
Months back, the International Criminal Court issued an international arrest warrant for him on the war crime accusation of unlawfully deporting Ukrainian children.
“President Putin will go on a working visit to the UAE and Saudi Arabia tomorrow,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
According to Peskov, the Russian leader would discuss bilateral relations, the conflict between Israel and Hamas, and international politics.
The United Arab Emirates is hosting the COP28 UN climate talks, but the Kremlin did not specify whether Putin would attend any related events.
Putin has missed several high-level gatherings abroad since Moscow launched large-scale hostilities in Ukraine in February 2022.
The Russian president skipped the BRICS summit in South Africa in August to avoid causing a “political show”.
He also missed the in-person flagship G20 summit in September — though he attended a virtual G20 meeting in November.
Since March, Putin has been wanted by the ICC, and member states are expected to make good on the warrant if the Russian leader enters their country.
Neither the UAE nor Saudi Arabia have signed the ICC’s founding treaty.
Putin visited China in October, his first visit outside the former Soviet Union this year.
Several days earlier, he traveled to ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan on his first foreign visit since the ICC issued its warrant.