Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received in Abu Dhabi Monday, Lt. General Muhammad Othman Al Hussein, Chief of Staff of the Sudanese Armed Forces, and his accompanying delegation.
The meeting was attended by Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces; Mattar Salem Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence; and several officials and officers from the Ministry, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
During the meeting, Al Bowardi welcomed Lt. General Al Hussein and his delegation, commending the positive developments in the bilateral ties between the two countries, in light of the support of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
“The relations between the UAE and Sudan are a model of effective overall cooperation, supported by the convergence in their views and stances towards the region and the rest of the world,” Al Bowardi said, noting that the UAE’s leadership has repeatedly affirmed its support for Sudan during various occasions.
The two sides also discussed the ongoing overall cooperation between the UAE and Sudan and highlighted the keenness of the two countries to enhance their relations, most notably in military and defence areas.
Lt. General Al Rumaithi also received Lt. General Al Hussein, under the framework of the ongoing coordination and consultation between the two countries.
During their meeting, Al Rumaithi welcomed Al Hussein, and discussed with him the close Emirati-Sudanese ties.