UAE, US discuss shared security interests, conclude joint military dialogue in Washington

The US praised the role of the UAE as a key partner in addressing regional challenges



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By Wam

Published: Fri 17 Dec 2021, 6:31 PM

A high-profile delegation from the UAE and the United States met in Washington DC, as part of the annual Joint Military Dialogue (JMD).

The delegation was headed by Lt-Gen Eng Isa Saif bin Ablan Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, and Dr Colin H. Kahl, US Under-Secretary of Defence for Policy.

The JMD, held on December 15 and 16, was the main bilateral defence forum for advancing the UAE-US defence partnership, including reviewing shared security interests and discussing a wide range of strategic objectives for the relationship and challenges in the region.

The delegations discussed a broad range of regional and defence issues, including the current regional security situation, counterterrorism, international maritime security, and ways to enhance security cooperation between the two friendly countries.

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The US praised the role of the UAE as a key partner in addressing regional challenges.

The parties agreed to move forward to promote this strategic partnership between the two countries as a partnership based on the priorities of joint interests.


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