His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received at Al Shati Palace, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of Pakistan.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed and General Bajwa discussed, during the meeting, relations of friendship, cooperation and joint coordination between the two countries in defense and military affairs and ways to develop them to serve their mutual interests.
The two sides also discussed regional and international developments and a number of issues of common interest, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Airports Board of Directors, Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council, and Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court.
In another development, the delegation of the UAE Ministry of Defense participated in the Adriatic Sea Defense and Aerospace (ASDA 2021) in Split City, Croatia, which concluded Friday.
During the tour, the delegation, led by Major General Dr. Mubarak Saeed bin Ghafan Al Jabri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Support and Defense Industries at the Ministry of Defense, was briefed on several pavilions at the exhibition, where they were shown military and civil systems, in addition to the most important innovative solutions and future projects being implemented in the multiple defense, land, air, sea and space systems.
The delegation discussed with the exhibitors, ways to boost cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Defense to build a partnership and integrate the two sides to achieve the strategic objectives related to strengthening and exploiting the capabilities associated with the military industries sector, and identifying joint projects in the military, security and aerospace industries.
The delegation also met with several senior military officials, including Croatian State Secretary for Defense, Zdravko Jakop. During the meeting, cooperation in several fields, the defense industry’s future in light of COVID-19 and the available opportunities during the recovery, were discussed.