Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defense Minister His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud received in Riyadh (photo) Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Defense General Wei Fenghe, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
The meeting focused on bilateral relations binding the two friendly countries, particularly defense ties, in addition to regional developments.
Earlier this week, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also received at Al Shati Palace General Wei Fenghe, State Councilor and National Defense Minister of the People’s Republic of China.
Sheikh Mohamed and General Fenghe discussed ties of friendship and cooperation, as well as ways to enhance them, particularly in military and defense fields. They also reviewed current regional and international developments and exchanged views, Emirates News Agency WAM reported.
The Chinese Minister of National Defense praised the progressive strategic relations between the two countries and expressed keenness to develop them in a mutually beneficial way.
The meeting was attended by Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazroeui, Under-secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Ni Jian, Ambassador of China, and a number of Chinese military officials.
For his part, Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs, also received the Chinese Minister of National Defense and State Councilor.
During the meeting, which was attended by Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defense, Al Bowardi praised the profound friendship relations between the UAE and China. They also discussed ways of developing cooperation between the two countries in the defense field.
Minister Al Bowardi and Minister Fenghe also exchanged views on regional and international developments, as well as a number of issues of common interest.
The meeting was attended by senior officials, officers of the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces, and the delegation accompanying the guest.