His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, during his current visit to France, has met the French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
Ways to promote relations and joint cooperation with France in the military and defense spheres to live up to the aspirations and ambitions of the two countries and their people were discussed at the meeting which was attended by H.H Lt.General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and the French Defense Minister also discussed ways to bolster bilateral relations and expand cooperation in light of common interest to serve the interests of the two countries as well as to support efforts to promote regional security and stability.
Matters of common concern were also discussed at the meeting.
Also in attendance at the meeting were Staff Major-General Eisa Saif Al Mazrouei Deputy Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Mohammed Meer Al Raisi, Ambassador of the UAE to France and Sheikh Abdullah Bin Butti Al Hamed, Director of European Affairs at the Foreign Ministry.