His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received General Raheel Sharif, Military Commander of Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC), Emirates news agency WAM reported.
During the meeting, which was held at Al Shati Palace in the UAE capital, Sheikh Mohamed and General Sharif discussed efforts aimed at countering terrorism, and uprooting terror organizations and structures, which pose a threat to regional and international security and peace.
The two sides also reviewed the IMCTC’s strategy and mechanisms in coordinating and unifying the efforts of Islamic countries in the fight against terrorism, in line with other international endeavors to maintain international peace and security.
Sheikh Mohamed underlined the importance of accelerating joint efforts and collective action to deal with the threat of terrorism and its consequences.
“The UAE continues to work with regional and international partners to confront terror groups and all extremist ideas that spread chaos and unrest in the world,” Sheikh Mohamed said.
In turn, General Sharif praised the active and influential role played by the UAE and its regional and international efforts in confronting the threat of terrorism and terrorist organizations, as well as its contribution to achieving security and stability in the region and the whole world.
The meeting was attended by Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs; Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council; Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi; and Lt. General Issa Saif bin Ablan Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces.
In another development, UAE Ambassador to Bangladesh Saed Mohammed Al Muhairi recently met with Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed.
During the meeting, which was held at the Chief’s office in Bangladesh, the two sides discussed a number of issues of common interest and ways of enhancing cooperation for the benefit of both countries.