The UAE minister also spoke high of bilateral cooperation between the two countries
Contingents from the UAE armed forces participate in the Pakistan ational Day parade in Islamabad.
Islamabad: More than two dozen elite officials and soldiers from UAE’s armed forces demonstrated their military abilities at the 78th Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad.
The performance of UAE military contingent was highly appreciated by Pakistan’s top civil and military leadership and lauded by the print and electronic media.
The UAE’s delegation at Pakistan Day parade was joined by Mohammad Bin Ahmad Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, and Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi, the UAE Ambassador to Pakistan.
The UAE minister also spoke of the bilateral cooperation between the two countries while participating in Pakistan’s celebration of National Day today.
It was the first time that UAE’s military participated in a Pakistan National Day parade. It earned the deep appreciation of Pakistani military officials.
Informed sources told Gulf News that the visiting UAE delegation would also meet senior Pakistani officials and explore ways and means to strengthen defence cooperation.
The UAE’s participation reflected the fast growth in defence cooperation between Pakistan and the Arabian Gulf nation. It may be recalled that on March 6, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, had visited Abu Dhabi’s Wahat Al Karama, the national landmark built to immortalise the sacrifices of the UAE’s brave heroes.
General Zubair had been accompanied by Shaikh Khalifa Bin Tahnoun Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan, Director of the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court.