Major General Dr. Mubarak Saeed bin Ghafan Al Jabri, Assistant Undersecretary for Support and Defense Industries at the UAE Ministry of Defense, and his accompanying delegation of Senior Officers, participated in the “Seoul Defense Dialogue 2022”.
On the sidelines of the Forum, Major General Dr. Al Jabri met with Eom Dong-hwan, Minister of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration; and Yoo Dong-Jun, Director of Power Resources Management Office of the Ministry of National Defense, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
The meetings dealt with a number of issues of common interest, and the two sides commended the deep historical relationship between the two countries, especially in the defense and security fields, and ways to develop them to serve the interests of the two friendly countries.
The 10th annual Seoul Defense Dialogue is organized by the Ministry of National Defense in the Republic of Korea.
Under the theme “How to Address Complex Security Challenges: Fostering International Solidarity,” the conference seeks a joint response to the global security environment plagued by the threat of war and transnational and multiregional challenges.
The South Korean Ministry of National Defense said: “The Seoul Defense Dialogue not only promotes global security cooperation but also serves as an opportunity to stimulate defense exchange and cooperation with each country through in-person discussions, which have been stagnant due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The three-day forum (6-9 September) was attended by a number of senior government officials and civilian experts in the field of security and defense from 54 countries.
The participating countries included the U.S., Japan, China and Germany, along with national security officials and private-level national security experts from Korea and abroad from the United Nations, European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
This high-level multilateral dialogue was launched in 2012 to contribute to peace on the Korean Peninsula and boost security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.