ABU DHABI, 23rd May, 2016 (WAM) — Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, today received visiting Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his accompanying delegation at the Ministry of Defence.

Al Bowardi and Parrikar discussed co-operation between the two friendly countries and ways to enhance it, particularly in military and defence affairs.

They reviewed co-operation and joint co-ordination between the two countries with regard to the security, stability and enhancing peace in the region, as well as the views of the two countries about them.

They also tackled the international efforts to fight terrorism and violence as well as the efforts by the two countries to eradicate terrorism, which threatens the security and stability of the region. The two sides also discussed co-operation in the defence sector between the two countries.

A number of senior officers at the Ministry of Defence and the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces, T.P. Seetharam, Ambassador of India to the UAE, and the accompanying delegation were present.

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