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UAE, U.S. seek to boost defense ties

UAE, U.S. seek to boost defense ties

DUBAI, (Rahnuma): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States seek to boost defense ties as the deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces met the U.S. secretary of defense on Friday, UAE state news agency WAM reported.

The meeting between Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis discussed ways of enhancing cooperation and friendship between the two countries, especially in defense and military spheres.

The two sides also discussed the current regional developments, and “exchanged views on efforts being made to address and tackle these challenges,” the report said.

They also reviewed mechanisms of joint cooperation and coordination “to counter extremism and terrorism,” it added.

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