In execution of the High Royal Instructions, Abdeltif Loudyi, Minister Delegate to the Head of Government, in charge of the National Defense Administration, received, on Monday March 29, 2021 at the headquarters of this Administration, Major General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, visiting the Kingdom at the head of a large military delegation.
A press release from the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces indicates that this meeting was an opportunity for the two officials to highlight the relations of fraternity and the quality of multifaceted cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Arab Emirates. United.
Discussions between the two officials also focused on strengthening Moroccan-Emirati military cooperation and the means to bring it up to the level of the privileged relations and the strategic partnership that bind the two countries.
On the same day, and on High Instructions from the King, Supreme Chief and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, the General of the Army, Inspector General of the FAR, received at the level of the General Staff General of the FAR in Rabat, the Emirati host and the accompanying military delegation, according to the same source.
The interviews, which took place in the presence of the Heads of Offices concerned of the General Staff of the FAR and of the Inspector of the Royal Air Forces, as well as members of the Emirati delegation and the Defense Attaché near the ‘Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Rabat, focused on various aspects of military cooperation between the two countries.
The Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces and the Chief of Staff of the Emirati Armed Forces expressed their satisfaction with the excellence and durability of the cooperation between the Armed Forces of the two countries, and were delighted with the quality and the dynamism of this cooperation, based on the deep and historical ties between the two brotherly countries.
The two officials subsequently examined the various aspects of bilateral military cooperation, more particularly the means of strengthening it through, in particular, the promotion of interoperability between the Armies of the two countries, the sharing of experience and expertise, notes the press release.
Military cooperation between the Royal Armed Forces and the Emirati Armed Forces is governed by a framework agreement, signed in May 2006. It mainly concerns the areas of training, the exchange of visits, and operational, technical and material support. .
Driven by the common and explicit will of the two brotherly countries to strengthen and deepen it, bilateral military cooperation is regularly developed and enriched thanks, in particular, to the meetings of the Mixed Military Commissions, held alternately in Rabat and Abu Dhabi, concludes the communicated.