Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs, has received Mapisa-Nqakula, South Africa’s Minister of Defense and Military Veterans, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
The Ministers discussed a variety of latest regional and global issues and developments of mutual concern.
Ways of enhancing bilateral military and defense cooperation were also explored during the meeting, which was attended by a group of UAE defense officials.
The UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs also attended the opening ceremony of the Africa Aerospace and Defense Expo (AAD 2018), which was held in Pretoria region on September 19th-23rd.
Invited by South African Minister of Defense and Military Veterans, Al Bowardi, along with his accompanying delegation, was shown around the exhibition, which comprised of world-class air and mobility track demonstrations, parachute drops, aerobatic displays and many other static displays from some of the biggest names in the aviation and defense industry who are presenting their latest and greatest aircraft during the event.