22 Aug 2018 19:34

Russian, UAE military agencies discuss cooperation in Moscow - Russian Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. Aug 22 (Interfax-AVN) - The situation in the Middle East was on the agenda at the talks between Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin and United Arab Emirates' Minister of State for Defense Mohammed Al Bawardi in Moscow on Wednesday.

"At the meeting, the sides discussed current issues related to military and military-technical cooperation, and military education. They also exchanged views on pressing issues of regional security in the Middle East," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

"The sides confirmed their commitment to further strengthening the friendly relations between the armies of the two countries, given the positive dynamics in the development of interaction in the military sphere," it said.

"The talks went in a friendly atmosphere and proved the sides' readiness to further intensify multifaceted cooperation between their defense agencies," the ministry said.

The UAE military delegation came to Russia to participate in the Army-2018 international military-technical forum.