His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, welcomed General Joseph Votel, Commander of United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), at Al Shati Palace, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and General Votel explored ways of further solidifying friendly bilateral ties and reviewed prospects of coordination and cooperation in defense and military fields. Sheikh Mohammed and the top US commander also discussed an array of issues of mutual interest.
Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs; Lieutenant General, Isa Saif bin Ablan Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces; and Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the US, attended the meeting.
For his part, the Minister of State for Defense Affairs, received at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi Fernando Ramon Martinez, Ambassador of Argentina to the UAE.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the existing relations between the two friendly countries in various fields, as well as discussing issues of mutual interest.
The meeting was attended by senior officers and officials of the UAE Ministry of Defense.