Abdullah bin Zayed holds meetings with Australian Defence Ministers

Thu 10-05-2018 11:29 AM

CANBERRA, Australia, 10th May, 2018 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with Marise Payne, Australia’s Minister for Defence, and Christopher Pyne, Australia’s Minister for Defence Industry.

During the meetings, which were held as part of Sheikh Abdullah’s official visit to Australia, they discussed ways to further develop friendly relations and joint cooperation between the two countries, especially in the areas of military security and defence.

The parties also exchanged views on the latest developments in the region and discussed a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest, including the efforts of the international community to combat terrorism.

The UAE Foreign Minister reiterated the UAE’s desire to promote and develop joint cooperation relations with Australia in all fields to reflect the strong and distinguished relations between the two countries.

The Australian Ministers, in turn, welcomed Sheikh Abdullah’s visit and commended the distinguished bilateral relations between the UAE and Australia, highlighting the continuous keenness to enhance cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

The Australian Ministers also praised the role played by the UAE, at the regional and international levels, to combat terrorism and enhance the chances of peace and stability in the region.

The meetings were attended by Dr. Obaid Al Heri Salem Al Ketbi, UAE Ambassador to Australia.

WAM/Esraa Ismail/Rasha Abubaker

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