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Mohammad Bin Zayed, Mattis discuss ways to boost defence, military ties

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, on Friday, took stock of the current developments taking place in a number of countries in the Middle East region.
Shaikh Mohammad and the visiting top US defence official exchanged views on efforts being made to address and tackle these challenges, according to the official agency WAM.

They also reviewed mechanisms of joint cooperation and coordination to counter extremism and terrorism and their commitment to realising security and stability in the region and the world at large.
During the meeting held in Abu Dhabi, the two sides also discussed ways of enhancing ties of cooperation and friendship between the UAE and US, especially cooperation and coordination in defence and military spheres.
Shaikh Khalid Bin Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Mohammad Bin Ahmad Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs;Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the US; Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority; Mohammad Mubarak Al Mazroui, Under-Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court; Lieutenant General, Eisa Saif Bin Ablan Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces; and members of the delegation accompanying the US Secretary of Defense, attended the meeting.

Source: Gulf News

Written by The Levant