Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief-of-Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, attended the conclusion of the ‘Saif Al Arab’ military exercise, which witnessed the participation of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, Sudan and Egypt, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
Arab Sword was launched Tuesday 17 November and concluded on 26 November.
The military exercise, which was held in Egypt’s Northern Region at the Mohamed Naguib Military Base, was organized to support the military cooperation between the armed forces of participating Arab countries, as well as to strengthen their capacities to manage and implement joint combat operations using various modern weaponry.
The exercise aimed to train armed forces personnel to protect the security and stability of the borders of participating countries, as well as in counterterrorism and military knowledge. The participation of the UAE Armed Forces in the exercise is part of its plan to take part in joint military exercises both inside and outside the country.
Lt. General Al Rumaithi met with Lt. General Mahmoud Hegazy, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, during his visit to Egypt.
Meanwhile, Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs, and Minister of Defense of Slovakia, Jaroslav Nad, reviewed through a video call earlier this week bilateral ties and ways to enhance them, particularly in defense and military fields.
Also discussed were the latest developments in the fight against coronavirus, COVID-19, and the precautionary and preventive measures in both the UAE and Slovakia.
The talks covered various international and regional issues of common interest.