French Defence Minister His Excellency Ivon Bourge arrived this evening on a three day visit to the UAE to include talks on cooperation between the two countries.
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Background: French Defence Minister His Excellency Ivon Bourge arrived this evening on a three day visit to the UAE to include talks on cooperation between the two countries.
The Minister is accompanied by a high level delegation and the UAE Ambassador in Paris Saeed Sulaiman.
Mr. Bourge was welcomed by Crowd Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE-Armed Forces Ltd. General His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, and Defence Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid.
Also at airport were the military commander of the Western Region Colonel His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed, Chief of Staff Ltd. General Awad Al-Khaladi.
The French Minister's visit "is a part of contacts between UAE and France on all levels, to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation in various fields", His Highness Sheikh Khalifa said.
He praised France's attitude which supports the Arab rights. Also, he expressed hope that this visit would result in further mutual cooperation" not only in the interest of the two countries but also to develop their constructive efforts for the sake of justice peace and mankind's welfare."
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed reiterated that the UAE appreciation the French attitude and "welcome, whole heartily, Mr. Bourges visit in the framework of bilateral constructive cooperation".