Wed 17-05-2017 16:54 PM
BEIJING, 17th May, 2017 (WAM)--Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, discussed here on Wednesday with General Fan Changlong, Vice Chairman of Central Military Commission of China, friendship and military ties between the UAE and China.
They also tackled overall bilateral relations, and exchanged views on a number of issues of mutual interest, especially international counter-terrorism efforts, as well as boosting stability and peace.
Al Bowardi stressed the strength of strategic relations between the UAE and China, thanks to the keenness of the leaders of both countries to develop cooperation in a way that achieves their aspirations in this respect.
The Chinese official welcomed the visit of Al Bowardi to China, stressing his country's keenness to strengthen the bilateral relations. He noted that the UAE is an important strategic partner to China in the Gulf region.
The UAE minister also met with Chinese Defence Minister, General Chang Wanquan. They discussed the defence and military ties between the two countries and ways to enhance them. The two officials also tackled a number of issues of common concern.
The two meetings were attended by a number of senior officers from the General Command of Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence. While on the Chinese side, the meetings were attended by several military officials.