Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs, received, in his office Wednesday, Lt. General Muhammad Othman Al Hussein, Chief of Staff of the Sudanese Armed Forces, who is currently visiting the UAE.
The meeting was attended by Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, and several officials from the Ministry.
During the meeting, Al Bowardi highlighted the strong relations between the UAE and Sudan, which are historic and based on mutual interests and military, economic and development partnerships, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
He then welcomed Lt. General Al Hussein and the Sudanese delegation and expressed his happiness at their advancing their bilateral ties, in light of the keenness of the UAE’s leadership to support Sudan’s efforts to achieve peace, stability and development.
During the meeting, they discussed the historical and strategic bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to support and develop them in a way that enhances the mutual interests of the two countries, and their efforts to develop cooperation in all fields, especially in the military and defense fields. They also exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of common interest.
Lt. General Al Hussein commended the cooperation between the two countries and lauded the UAE’s leading role in the region and its overall support for Sudan. He also highlighted the UAE's humanitarian initiatives and the medical aid it provided to Sudan to help address the coronavirus pandemic.
Lt. General Al Rumaithi also received Lt. General Al Hussein to discuss the close relations between the two countries and their overall development, most notably in the areas of the military and defense.
Meanwhile, the Emirati-Sudanese Security Committee held Tuesday its first meeting remotely via video conferencing, to discuss ways of strengthening the cooperation and coordination and exchanging training expertise between the Ministries of Interior of the UAE and Sudan.
The UAE delegation was chaired by Brigadier Hamad Ajlan Al Amimi, Director-General of the Federal Criminal Police, while the Sudanese side was chaired by Lt. General Anan Hamed Mohamed, Head of the Joint MoU Implementation Monitoring Committee.
In his opening speech, Lt. General Mohamed welcomed Brigadier Al Amimi and his delegation.
“This meeting aims to enhance the cooperation between the two countries in security and police areas, as well as explore the experiences of the UAE’s Ministry of Interior and its training expertise, and establish an action plan to assist the committee’s efforts,” he said.
Brigadier Al Amimi stressed that the meeting will improve the relations between the two countries and is a key opportunity for exchanging views and ideas, to boost their cooperation and coordination in security and police areas.
During the meeting, Major Mohammed Khalil Badran, Director of the Professional Development Centre of the Ministry of Interior, presented the UAE’s training plan, implementation mechanism and training impact monitoring system.
Members of the Sudanese delegation presented the goals and duties of Sudan’s security departments, as well as the training courses and workshops implemented to improve the work of the police.