UAE, Egypt boost defence ties

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(Abu Dhabi) – Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received Dr. Mohamed Saeed Al-Assar, Egypt’s Minister of State for Military Production, and his accompanying delegation, and explored ways of enhancing cooperation to achieve common interests.

At the meeting, which was held at the ministry’s premises in Abu Dhabi, the two sides discussed means of enhancing defence ties as part of the two countries’ endeavour to develop them to wider horizons.

They also exchanged views on regional and international developments in addition to a number of issues of common concern.

The meeting was attended by Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces; Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the UAE Ministry of Defence; Sharif Badawi, Egyptian Ambassador to the UAE; as well as a number of senior officers and officials in the Ministry of Defence.