On High Instructions of His Majesty the King, Supreme Chief and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of the Administration of National Defence received, Wednesday at the ADN headquarters, Major General “Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi”, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, on an official visit to the Kingdom from 18 to 19 October 2022, at the head of a large delegation.
The discussions between the two leaders focused on the deep and historical links between the two countries and on bilateral cooperation, particularly in the field of defence and the exchange of experience and the setting up of joint defence industry projects, indicates a statement from the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces.
On the same day, and on the High Instructions of His Majesty the King, Supreme Chief and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, the General of Corps, Inspector General of the FAR and Commander of the Southern Zone, received Major General” Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi,” at the headquarters of the FAR General Staff, in the presence of the relevant General Officers of the FAR EMG.
During this interview, the Inspector General of the FAR and the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates discussed many topics related to the cooperation of the FAR and the Emirates Armed Forces, including the operational component. The two leaders also welcomed the level of this cooperation, while reiterating their desire to further strengthen it in accordance with the supreme will of the leaders of the two brother countries, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Morocco.
In this sense, the two leaders agreed on strengthening bilateral or multilateral military training, through their participation in large-scale exercises, like “African Lion”.
Cooperation between the FAR and the UAE Armed Forces dates back to 1980, when the first military agreement was signed. It was strengthened by the framework agreement signed in May 2006, concludes the communiqué.