Mohammed Al Bowardi meets with Turkey's Minister of National Defence

ABU DHABI, 30th May, 2022 (WAM) -- Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, today met with Hulusi Akar, Minister of National Defence of Turkey, and the accompanying delegation.

The meeting took place in the presence of General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, Mattar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, and several senior military officers and officials at the ministry.

During the meeting, Al Bowardi stressed the importance of the historical relations between the two friendly countries, which date back many decades, especially since the beginning of joint cooperation in 1984. The meeting discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries, especially in the military and defence fields, and contribute to maintaining peace and security in the region.

The two sides reviewed the development of cooperation in military training and defence industries fields, as well as exchanged expertise to serve the interests of their countries.

After the meeting, the Turkish minister and his delegation toured a number of Emirati companies specialised in manufacturing military hardware and equipment, and were briefed on the latest technologies in this field.