His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Monday Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces.
Sheikh Mohamed and Parly discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations as well as cooperation in military and defense affairs, according to Emirates news agency WAM.
They exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest, in addition to the recent regional developments and the efforts being made on them.
The meeting was attended by Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs, 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 and members of the delegation accompanying the French Minister.
Earlier, Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, separately received on Monday the visiting French Minister of the Armed Forces, and her accompanying delegation.
The meeting was attended by Matar Salem Al Dhaheri, Under-secretary of the Ministry of Defense, and a number of senior officers and officials.
Al Bowardi welcomed the French minister and praised the growing cooperation between the two friendly countries in all domains.
The meeting discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them, particularly in the fields of joint defense.
Also discussed were the two countries’ efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to mitigate its impacts.
The two sides exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest.