Monday 06 February 2017
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on Monday received a delegation from the National Defence College, in his office at the ministry. The delegation was led by Major General Staff Pilot Rashid Mohamed Salem Al-Saadi, Commander of the National Defence College. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah expressed the ministry’s keenness to enhance communications with all institutions across the country. He said that the National Defence College is one of the pioneering academic and scientific institutions in the country, and represents the vision of the wise leadership to provide all possible support to education and knowledge. The minister stressed the importance of its efforts represented by its graduates in supporting the country’s development in various fields. He also wished the institution a success and luck in achieving its academic objectives and overall vision. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah and the delegation also exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues. Al-Saadi said that the college provides a unique opportunity to students from various military and civil entities to exchange scientific and practical expertise, and harness the knowledge to serve their homeland and protect its gains. At the end of the visit, the delegates posed for memorial photos with H.H. Sheikh Abdullah. Fares Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Security and Military Affairs, also attended the meeting.