Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Receives French Defense Minister

28.09.2015 UAE
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Receives French Defense Minister

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Receives French Defense Minister

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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today received last week French Defense Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, at Al Shati Palace (photo).

They explored ways of enhancing bilateral ties to serve the best interest of the two friendly countries and their people, UAE’s national news agency (WAM) reported.

During the meeting, the two parties discussed means of bolstering joint co-operation in defense and military fields in a manner that realizes mutual interests. Sheikh Mohamed and Minister Le Drian exchanged views on a host of topics of common concern as well as current events and unfolding developments in the region. Efforts being made by the UAE and France to achieve security, peace and stability were also tackled during the talks.

The meeting was attended by Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority (EAA), Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Major General Eisa Saif bin Ablan Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Lt. General Juma Ahmed Al Bawardi Al Falasi, Adviser to Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim Nasser Mohammed Al Alaw, Commander of Air Force and Air Defense.

Furthermore, Sheikh Mohamed also received the visiting Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III, Commander of the US Central Command, at Al Shati Palace.

Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the commander of the US Central Command and his accompanying delegation. They discussed co-operation and ties of friendship between the UAE and the US.

During the meeting, they tackled bilateral relations, especially military domains, and ways to enhance co-operation and defense co-ordination between the two friendly countries as well as ways to develop them in the best interest of the two sides. Sheikh Mohamed and Austin exchanged views on the latest developments and current situation in the region as well as a number of issues of mutual interest.

The meeting was attended by Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority (EAA), Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, Major General Eisa Saif bin Ablan Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, and Lt. General Juma Ahmed Al Bawardi Al Falasi, Adviser to Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

 
 

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