A two-day conference titled International Law and War in the 21st Century, took place in the UAE capital on 26-27 March 2019.
Organized by the Ministry of Defense, under the patronage of Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bowardi (photo), Minister of State for Defense Affairs at the Armed Forces Officers Club, the conference saw the attendance of Major General Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of the Abu Dhabi Police, ADP, Matar Salim Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defense, and several Senior Officers and officials from the Ministry, as well as leading international experts and specialists in military, security and strategic issues.
Addressing the event, Al Bowardi underlined the necessity of updating the rules and standards of the international law, to ensure a safer and more prosperous world, where differences and challenges can be managed through clearer rules, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
He highlighted the UAE’s leading role in promoting dialogue and international cooperation related to updating laws that govern wars and conflicts.
Major General Pilot Falah Mohammed Falah Al Qahtani, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defense for Policies and Strategic Affairs, said that the past 20 years have witnessed changes to wars and armed conflicts in many parts of the world, as well as to the types of weapons used in these wars, due to ground-breaking technological advances and the emergence of new styles of fighting combat.
Major General Obaid Rashid Al Hossan Al Shamsi, Head of the Executive Directorate of Strategic Analysis at the Ministry of Defense and Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of the Conference, said that the conference is part of a series of annual conferences organized by the ministry since 2016.
In another development, Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al Sabah, Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, reviewed the brotherly, robust relations between UAE and Kuwait as well as issues of common interest as he received Ambassador Saqr Nasser Al Raisi, at Bayan Palace, in Kuwait.
The UAE Ambassador conveyed the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and their wishes for continued progress and prosperity to the people of Kuwait.
The Kuwaiti Minister relayed warm regards and best wishes to the UAE, leadership and people.