Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs, received at the Ministry Chairman Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Committee of Pakistan Army, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and his accompanying delegation.
Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defense, attended the meeting, according to Emirates National News Agency WAM.
They discussed cooperation and the distinguished strategic partnership and cooperation between the UAE and Pakistan and the attention given by the leadership and governments of the two friendly peoples as well as ways to enhance ties between the two sides.
They also reviewed coordination fields and strategic cooperation in a number of fields and the latest developments. Moazzam Ahmad Khan Pakistan Ambassador to UAE, a number of top officers and officials at the ministry, attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces, also received at the Ministry General Zubair Mahmood Hayat. He welcomed his Pakistani counterpart and his accompanying delegation and discussed the existing military ties between the UAE and Pakistan and ways to develop them.
They also discussed issues related to the defense affairs, exchange of expertise and visits and joint coordination. Al Rumaithi and Hayat emphasized the strong relations between the two countries and their desire to enhance them in the best interest of the two friendly countries.
General Zubair Mahmood Hayat also visited Abu Dhabi’s Wahat Al Karama, the national landmark built to immortalize the sacrifices of the UAE’s brave heroes.
General Zubair was accompanied by Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun bin Mohammad Al Nahyan, Director of the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court.
The visit began with the Honor Guard performing a ceremony, after which General Zubair laid a wreath at the memorial, the monument made up of 31 massive aluminum panels leaning on one another to symbolize solidarity between the people and the leadership of the UAE.
He then toured the Pavilion of Honor, where he was briefed by Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun about the pavilion, which has the names of UAE martyrs and verses of the Quran engraved on its mural.
General Zubair Hayat concluded his visit by signing the visitors’ log and lauded the UAE’s heroes for their noble sacrifices and inspiring bravery in the face of adversity.