UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Malaysian Defense Minister, Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, have reviewed the prospects of propelling the UAE-Malaysia defense cooperation.
This came as the UAE President received the Malaysian Minister (photo) at the Qasr Al Shati’ Palace in Abu Dhabi, wherein they discussed a number of regional and international issues of interest, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
The visiting Minister conveyed to H.H. Sheikh Mohamed the greetings of King of Malaysia Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and their wishes of continued progress and prosperity to the UAE people. The UAE President reciprocated the greetings.
The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, the Advisor of Special Affairs at the Ministry of Presidential Court, Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority, Member of the Executive Council, and a number of officials and the delegation accompanying the Malaysian Minister.
For his part, Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs, also received the Malaysian Minister of Defense and his accompanying delegation.
The meeting was attended by Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani al-Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, and a number of senior officials from the Ministry.
Al Bowardi welcomed the Malaysian Defense Minister and reviewed with him enhancing the deep-rooted ties between the UAE and Malaysia on various fronts.
He then highlighted the strong UAE-Malaysia ties, and discussed the distinguished relations their countries share and prospects for expanding their cooperation across various fields, especially in military and defense, as well as exchanging experiences in this regard for the benefit of their people.
The two sides also exchanged views on a number of regional and global issues of mutual concern.