Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, met on Sunday with Jeon Jei-guk, South Korea’s Minister of Defence Acquisition Program Administration, UAE national News Agency WAM reported.
Al Bowardi welcomed the Korean Minister and his accompanying delegation. The two sides reviewed bilateral ties between the two countries in the defence and military sectors, and means of developing them to serve the interests of the UAE and South Korea and their peoples.
They also exchanged views on regional and international developments, as well as issues of mutual concern.
The meeting was attended by senior officers and officials of the Ministry of Defence.
On Saturday, the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in and his accompanying delegation arrived in Abu Dhabi on a three-day official visit.
The UAE and South Korea signed a number of Memoranda of Understanding, MoUs, to enhance partnerships and cooperation between the two countries.
H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the South Korean President, attended the signing ceremony at the Presidential Palace on Sunday.
Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, and Kim Dong-yun, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance, signed the MoU between the Ministry of Economy and the Korean Ministry of SMEs and Startups regarding cooperation in SMEs and areas of innovation.
The Ministry of Economy and the Korean Intellectual Property Office, KIPO, will co-operate in the preparation of a state-of-the-art patent management system in the UAE, signed by Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri and Paek Ono-Jiu, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy.
Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Paek Ono-Jiu also signed a participation contract for Expo 2020 Dubai.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and the Ministry of Science and ICT signed an MoU in the science field, which was inked by Saif Mohammed Al Hajri, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi, DED, and Kim Dong-yun.
Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, and Paek Ono-Jiu signed an MoU in the renewable energy field.
The signing ceremony was attended by various UAE Ministers and dignitaries, including H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Obaid bin Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs; Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry; Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs; Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment; Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State; Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State; Awaidha Murshed Al Marar.
Major General Lt. General Juma Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falasi, Adviser to Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Lieutenant General Isa Saif bin Ablan Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces, were also present.
Kang Kyung-wa, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Paek Ono-Jiu; Jeon Jei-guk, Minister of Defence Acquisition Program Administration; Park Kang-ho, Ambassador of Korea to the UAE; Kim Hyun-chul, Adviser to Korean President for Economic Affairs; Mun Mi-ock, Adviser to the Korean President for Science and Technology, and a number of Korean senior advisors, officials and businessmen were also present.