Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces, received on Tuesday, General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, the United Kingdom’s Chief of Defence Staff, who is currently visiting the UAE.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the distinguished ties between the UAE and UK, particularly ties related to the military and defence sector, discussing means of enhancing them to serve the best interests of both countries.
Al Rumaithi and Carter also exchanged views on regional and international developments, along with issues of mutual concern, according to Emirates News Agency WAM.
In another development, the Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federal National Council, FNC, adopted its report on the policy of the UAE Ministry of Interior on civil defence, in preparation for submission to the FNC for its next session, during the committee’s meeting that was held yesterday at the headquarters of the FNC General Secretariat in Dubai, chaired by Mohammed Salem Kardous Al Ameri, Chairman of the Committee.
Al Ameri said that the committee adopted its report after discussing it and applying amendments, following a field visit by the committee to civil defence administrations and meetings with representatives of relevant authorities.
He added that the committee discussed the topic due to its importance to various national sectors, to support the country's economy while noting that the country is witnessing urban development. Therefore, it is important to review the plans of civil defence administrations, as well as their strategies and plans to keep pace with this urban development, he further added.
The exchange of opinions between relevant authorities is beneficial, and the committee is keen to invite experts and representatives of government institutions to discuss laws and topics, to include in its report that will be submitted to the FNC, he said in conclusion.