His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and General Belkhir Al Farouk, Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, discussed the bilateral relations and ongoing cooperation between the two brotherly countries in military and defense field.
This came as His Highness Sheikh Mohamed received General Al Farouk Wednesday at Qasr Al Shati in Abu Dhabi, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
General Al Farouk conveyed to Sheikh Mohamed greetings of HM King Mohammed VI of Morocco, and his wishes of further progress and prosperity to the people of the UAE.
Sheikh Mohamed reciprocated greetings to the King of Morocco, wishing the Moroccan people more progress under his wise leadership.
The meeting touched on a number of topics of mutual interest Attending the meeting were Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces, Lt. General, Issa Saif bin Ablan Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces, and Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court.
For his part, Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs, also received Wednesday General Belkhir Al Farouk, Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, in the presence of and Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces, Matar Salem Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defense and senior officers.
During the meeting, Al Bowardi discussed with General Al Farouk fraternal relations between the two countries and ways to enhance cooperation, particularly in military and defense fields.
They also exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Earlier, the Inspector General of The Royal Moroccan Armed Forces General Belkhair El Farouk visited on Tuesday Wahat Al Karama, Abu Dhabi’s national and cultural landmark designed to commemorate the sacrifices and heroic deeds of UAE martyrs to defend their homeland and protect its achievements.
Upon his arrival, he was welcomed by Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Executive Director of the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office, at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court.
He attended the Guard of Honor ceremony, then laid a wreath at Martyrs’ Monument, made up of 31 panels leaning on one another in a symbol of solidarity between the leadership, people and soldiers of the UAE.
Afterwards he went on a tour of Wahat Al Karama, where he was briefed by Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan about the different sections in Wahat Al Karama, which symbolizes the bravery and heroism of UAE heroes, as well as the nation’s noble values.
El Farouk wrote in the visitor’s log, expressing his utmost respect and appreciation for the brave martyrs of the UAE.