Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, discussed Tuesday, with Nobuo Kishi, Japanese Minister of Defence, the bilateral ties between the UAE and Japan via video conference.
The virtual meeting was attended by several senior officers and officials from the Ministry.
During the meeting, both sides talked about their defence and military cooperation and ways of strengthening them, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
Kishi expressed his gratitude for the UAE’s support during the evacuation of the employees of the Japanese Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Both sides also agreed on the importance of working closely together to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, and ensure the safety of maritime navigation.
They then shared their views on several regional and international issues of mutual concern.
Al Bowardi also received Akihiko Nakajima, Japanese Ambassador to the UAE (photo), in the presence of Matar Salem Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, and several senior officers and officials from the Ministry.
Al Bowardi welcomed Nakajima and lauded his work during his term in the UAE, which played a key role in reinforcing the bilateral ties between the two countries.