Johannesburg: Chief of Staff of UAE Armed Forces Staff Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi met here today Chief of Staff of South Africa National Defence Force General Solly Zachariah Shoke.
The two sides discussed the existing bilateral military and defence relations and ways to boost them. They also tackled issues of mutual interest.
Lt. General Al Rumaithi attended the opening ceremony of the 7th Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) Airshow, which kicked-off at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria in the presence of heads of delegations, chiefs of staff, ambassadors, military attaches and defence and aerospace industries’ representatives.
The exhibitors are expected to stimulate business for local and international companies involved in the growing defence, general aviation and security industries The Chief of Staff of UAE Armed Forces and delegation accompanying him were received at arrival on Tuesday by UAE Ambassador to South Africa Hamad Hareb Al Habsi and senior officers, and officials at the Ministry of Defence in South Africa.