His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received 80 high-ranking military officers from 80 countries who participated in a workshop co-hosted by the UAE Ministry of Defense and the International Committee of the Red Cross under the title “International Rules Governing Military Operations”.
H.H. Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the guests, saying he looks forward to seeing a fruitful exchange of insights and knowledge transfer between the participants on ensuring compliance to laws and regulations that govern military operations and discussing the integration of relevant legal standards into military doctrine, and decision-making.
For their part, the workshop participants expressed delight with being in the UAE, hailing the workshop as a significant platform for exchanging best practices in the field, according to Emirates News Agency WAM.
More than 120 senior military officers from over 80 countries are participating in the workshop from 20 to 25 October.
The high-level workshop gives participants an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the rules governing military operations and to discuss the integration of relevant legal standards into military doctrine, education, and training.
The workshop provides expertise on the international humanitarian law (IHL) and its application in military operations, while also providing information on the ICRC’s mission, its significance, and role in international conflicts to officers ranking from Major to Major General.