The UAE Ministry of Defense has concluded the United Arab Emirates-United States (UAE-US) Joint Military Dialogue (JMD), which was held from 20th to 21st November in Abu Dhabi and co-chaired by Lt. General Issa Saif bin Ablan Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, and Dr. Colin Kahl, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.
Over the two-day dialogue, delegations discussed a broad range of regional and defense issues of mutual interest, including threats to regional security, as well as increasing cooperation on counterterrorism, maritime security, and air and missile defense, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
The two sides affirmed their commitment to a strong bilateral defense relationship.
Both parties agreed on the importance of the U.S.-UAE strategic partnership as one based on shared interests and priorities.
The JMD is the foremost bilateral defense forum for advancing the U.S.-UAE defense partnership.
In 2021, the annual Joint Military Dialogue (JMD) was held in Washington, D.C. (photo) on 15-16 December.