UAE and South Korea hold the second round of the 'Foreign and Defence' ministries meeting

Today, His Excellency Matar Salem Al Dhaheri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence, and His Excellency Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs, co-chaired the second round of “Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation” and “Defence” ministries deputy minister-level meeting between the UAE and the Republic of Korea in Abu Dhabi.

The delegation of the Republic of Korea was headed by His Excellency Yoon Soon-gu, Deputy Minister of Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and His Excellency Park Jae-Min, Deputy Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Korea.

The UAE extended sincere congratulations to the government and people of the Republic of Korea on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Korea.

During the meeting, ways of enhancing cooperation and friendship and developing special strategic partnership relations between the two countries were discussed. The latest regional and international developments of common concern were also discussed.

On the level of bilateral relations, the two sides reviewed ways to develop cooperation in aviation and defence cooperation and increase coordination and joint work to exchange support in the nominations of international organizations. They also discussed exchanging high-level visits between the UAE and the Republic of Korea.

The two sides praised the level of defence cooperation between the two friendly countries and discussed the threats against freedom of navigation in the Arabian Gulf.

Next year, the two sides will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Korea.