Saudi and UAE chiefs of staff review IMCTC’s counterterrorism efforts

Saudi and UAE chiefs of staff review IMCTC’s counterterrorism efforts
Saudi and UAE chiefs of staff review IMCTC’s counterterrorism efforts

Chief of the General Staff of Saudi Arabia's Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Fayyad Bin Hamid Al-Ruwaili received on Wednesday the Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces; Lt. Gen. Hamad bin Mohammed Thani Al-Rumaithi; and further the accompanying delegation at the headquarters of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC).

Lt. Gen. Al-Rumaithi was briefed on the IMCTC's efforts to combat terrorism in the intellectual; media; combating terrorist financing and the military fields as well as the role it plays to coordinate and intensify the efforts of the IMCTC member states; the Saudi Press Agency reported.

During the meeting; they reviewed ways of the joint cooperation between the IMCTC and also the UAE in issues of common interest.

Acting Secretary-General of IMCTC; Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Maghidi also stressed the great and leading role of the UAE in combating terrorism and violent extremism in all its forms and fields.

According to the UAE's official news agency; WAM; Lt. Gen. Al-Rumaithi also visited several defense companies; including the Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) and Al Salam Aerospace Industries; where he was briefed about their products; which are key to achieving the Saudi Vision 2030.

He was also briefed by the companies about their work in designing; developing; manufacturing; maintaining and further repairing advanced defense and aerospace systems and products.

Lt. Gen. Al-Rumaithi expressed his admiration at the significant development of Saudi Arabia's defense and further aviation industries; also highlighted the importance of supporting the military industry sector; which is witnessing comprehensive progress in both countries.

The sector supports national industries; develops young technical talents and also helps protect the national interests of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in terms of diversifying their resources for self-sufficiency; he also said in conclusion.

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