Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE’s Minister of State for Defense Affairs, has met in Abu Dhabi with the visiting New Zealand Defense Minister, Gerry Brownlee (photo), and his accompanying delegation.
The meeting touched on bilateral relations in the military and defense fields as well as discussing latest developments at regional and international levels. The parties also discussed a number of issues of common concern.
The meeting was attended by senior officers and officials, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
Furthermore, Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief-of-Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, has received Lieutenant General Tim Keating, Chief of the Defense Force of New Zealand, and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed cooperation relations between the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand in the military and defense fields, exchange of visits and expertise, and joint coordination for plans to serve the common interests of the two friendly countries.
Al Rumaithi and Keating also discussed a number of topics of common interest.