Mohammed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs, received General Norton Schwartz, retired US Air Force General and President & CEO of the Business Executives for National Security, to discuss ways of bolstering UAE-US cooperation in the defense field.
Al Bowardi welcomed Schwartz’s visit and the two officials discussed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them to serve the interests of both countries and people, Emirates News Agency WAM reported.
The meeting also touched on areas of UAE-US coordination and cooperation in a number of fields and tackled the latest developments in the region and issues of common concern.
Matar Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defense, a number of senior officers and Ministry officials attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, UAE Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and his accompanying delegation met with Prince Khalid bin Abdulaziz bin Ayyaf Al Muqrin, National Guard Minister of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.
During the meeting, the officials discussed a number of issues of mutual interest between the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The meeting was attended by a number of officials from both sides.