Rear Admiral Pilot Sheikh Saeed bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Commander of the UAE Naval Forces, received in Abu Dhabi Admiral Christophe Prazuck (photo), the Chief-of-Staff of the French Navy, and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, they reviewed aspects of cooperation and discussed a number of military issues of mutual interest, especially those related to maritime and means of developing them to achieve common goals.
The meeting was attended by a number of senior Navy officers according to Emirates News Agency WAM.
H.H. Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Nehyan serves as the Chairman and Director of Green Crescent Insurance Company PJSC. H.H. Sheikh Bin Hamdan Al Nehyan is a Captain in the UAE Navy and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations UAE.
He completed his advanced training at the United States Naval Training Command in San Diego, California. He then completed the Staff Course and most recently the Command Course at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He graduated from the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in the United Kingdom.
Christophe Prazuck (born on 11 October 1960 in Oran, Algeria), is a French Naval Officer. Promoted to Amiral (Admiral) on July 13 2016, he became simultaneously the Chief-of-Staff of the French Navy CEMM.
Son of Amiral (Admiral) Stéphane Prazuck, Christophe Prazuck entered to the École navale (French: École navale) in September 1979. After the application school on the Jeanne d’Arc, he was assigned from 1982 to 1984 on the patroller Altaïr then on the Amphibious disembarking transport ship Champlain, based at the Réunion. He remained primarily in the zone around the Indian Ocean until his next posting as second commanding officer of the patroller Épée in Mayotte.
From 1984 to 1989, he joined the Submarine Forces, serving first on the Ouessant, then on the Doris as an operations officer; he was then an officer marked “armes” at the commission of practical studies.
From 1989 to 1991, he was a candidate at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California where he obtained a doctorate Ph.D. in Physical oceanography (Physical behavior study of the Oceans). Following that formation, he directed naval environmental cell of Toulouse.