His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Monday the visiting Algerian Deputy Defense Minister and Chief-of- Staff, Ahmed Kayed Saleh.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomed the Algerian official and discussed with him ways to enhance bilateral relations in the best interest of the two countries, according to Emirates News Agency WAM.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region; H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser, and H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, attended the meeting.
They reviewed the coordination and cooperation in the defense and military sectors, the latest regional developments and issues of mutual interest.
Saleh conveyed the greetings of President of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed, on the occasion of the UAE’s 47th National Day and further progress and welfare for the UAE.
H.H. Sheikh Mohamed asked Algerian Deputy Defense Minister to convey his regards to the President of Algeria and his best wishes for more welfare, development and progress for the people of Algeria.
He also extended thanks and appreciation to Algeria's leadership and people for the warm regards towards the UAE during the celebration of the country's National Day.
A number of officials were also present.
For his part, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, also received at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, Lt. General Ahmed Gaid Salah, Vice Minister of Defense and Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army in Algeria, and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed current ties between the UAE and Algeria and means to develop them across multiple sectors. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed and Salah also exchanged views on issues of mutual concern.
Faris Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Advisor at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs; Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority, and Lt. General Isa Saif bin Abalan Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, were also present during the meeting.