Morocco-UAE defense cooperation discussed in Rabat

Morocco-UAE defense cooperation discussed in Rabat

Cooperation between Morocco and the United Arab Emirates in the field of defense, exchange of experience and the setting up of joint defense industry projects was discussed at meetings in Rabat Wednesday.

The first meeting gathered the Minister in charge of National Defense Administration Abdellatif Loudiyi and Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces Lieutenant General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi.

Lieutenant General Rumaithi, who is on an official visit to the Kingdom at the head of a large delegation, met the same day with Lieutenant General, Belkheir El Farouk, Inspector General of FAR and Commander of the Southern Zone.

This meeting discussed various topics related to cooperation between the FAR and the UAE Armed Forces, including the operational component. The two officials welcomed the level of this cooperation, while reiterating their willingness to further strengthen it in accordance with the supreme will of the leaders of the two brotherly countries.

The two officials agreed on the strengthening of cooperation in military training, either in a bilateral or in a multilateral framework, through their participation in large-scale exercises, such as “African Lion”.

The cooperation between FAR and the Emirati Armed Forces dates back to 1980, when the two countries signed their first military agreement. The deal was strengthened by the framework agreement signed in May 2006.

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