ABU DHABI, Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, today received General Francois Lecointre, Chief of the Defence Staff of the French Army, who is currently visiting the country.
During the meeting, Al Bowardi and Lecointre explored ways of boosting relations between the UAE and France, especially in the military and defence fields. They also exchanged views on a number of issues of common concern.
The two sides also re-affirmed the strong relations between the two countries and their keenness to strengthen cooperation.
The meeting was attended by Matar Salem Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of Ministry of Defence; Ludovic Pouille, French Ambassador to the UAE; as well as senior officials and the delegation accompanying the guest.
Source: Emirates News Agency