UAE, US seek to boost military ties


UAE, US seek to boost military ties

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received US Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus and his accompanying delegation at Zabeel Palace on Wednesday.

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Published: Thu 26 Apr 2012, 12:55 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:06 PM

The meeting was attended by Dubai Crown Prince Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Dubai Deputy Ruler Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Shaikh Mohammed and the US Secretary exchanged views on enhancing bilateral relations, especially in the areas of defence and military fields. The two sides also discussed the Arab and regional political and security issues as well as ways to enhance stability and peace in the best interest of peoples of the region and the world.

Shaikh Mohammed stressed the significance of education as a tool for spreading culture of stability among the poor communities, especially in the Third World, adding that education provides job opportunities to youth and keep them away from economic, social and psychological problems.

The US Secretary of Navy hailed the friendship between the two countries founded on mutual respect and common interests. He also highlighted the huge development the UAE has attained, thanks to its wise leadership.

Present at the meeting were Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of State Reem Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Director of Dubai Ruler’s Court Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Major General Mohammed Dhaen Al Qamzi, US Consul General in Dubai Justin Siberell and other officials. —

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