ABU DHABI, Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, separately received in his office at the International Defence Exhibition, IDEX, Jeong Kyeong-doo, Korean Minister of Defence; Abdul Karim Al Zubaidi, Tunisian Minister of National Defence; Lubomir Metnar, Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic; Lt. General Sir John Lorimer, British Defence Senior Adviser on the Middle East, and Lt. General Eng. Thierry Carlier, Director of International Development Directorate in the General Department of Armament in France.

Lt. General Al Rumaithi also received Lt. General Dheyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, Chief of Staff of the Bahrain Defence Forces, and Lt. General Ahmed Fayed Saleh, Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chief of Staff of the People's National Army of Algeria.

During the meetings, they were discussions on the cooperation between the UAE and the guest countries especially those related to military and defence affairs and the means of strengthening and developing them in their mutual interest.

Talks were exchanged about the importance of organising such specialised defence exhibitions internationally leading with a series of IDEX-type exhibitions.

Source: Emirates News Agency