Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs, met with Ron Mark, New Zealand Defense Minister, who is currently visiting the country.
At the meeting, the two sides explored ways of enhancing cooperation in the defense field between the UAE and New Zealand. They also discussed a number of issues of common concern, the latest developments in the region, and exchanged views on them.
The meeting was attended by senior officials from both sides, Emirates News Agency WAM reported.
Meanwhile, the UAE Ambassador to Kazakhstan Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Sultan Al Jaber has met with Kazakhstan's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry Askar Zhumagaliyev, and explored means of developing bilateral and military relations, specifically in the field of defense industries.
At the meeting, the two sides reviewed areas of coordination in a number of military, defense, and space sectors between the UAE and Kazakhstan. They also discussed the importance of IDEX 2019 which will be held in February in Abu Dhabi.
The meeting was attended by the UAE Military Attaché in Kazakhstan Rashid Ali Al Mehrezi.