The joint UAE-Australia Committee for Military Cooperation held its eleventh meeting on 23-27 May in the Australian capital city, Canberra.
A UAE Ministry of Defence delegation headed by Major General Pilot Mubarak Ali Al Neyadi, the Head of the Executive Department of Defence Policies and Strategic Affairs, held several meetings with representatives from the Australian Ministry of Defence on the prospects of accelerating cooperation between the two countries in addition to discussing a number of issues of interest.
The UAE delegation also visited the Australian War Memorial, where they laid a wreath of flowers in the presence of Australian top brass, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
At the end of the visit, Major General Pilot Mubarak Ali Al Neyadi was honoured in recognition of his dedicated efforts to developing relations between the two nations.
In another related statement, the UAE Ministry of Defense said that Major General Saleh Mohammed Saleh Al Ameri, Commander of Joint Operations at the Ministry of Defence, has met with Vice Admiral David Johnston, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force; and Lieutenant General Greg Bilton, Chief of Joint Operations, during his visit to the Ministry of Defence in Australia.
This visit comes within the framework of the continuous military cooperation between the two friendly countries and ways to further develop it at various levels, especially with regard to military coordination and defence cooperation, the statement added.
During the meeting, Al Ameri also discussed friendship relations and cooperation between the UAE and Australia, especially in defence and military areas, as well as a number of issues of common interest.