October 9, 2019 / 12:48 PM / 11 days ago

Abu Dhabi crown prince discusses defence with UK official - Twitter

FILE PHOTO: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is pictured as he speaks with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (not pictured) during a dinner at the Hotel de Matignon in Paris, France November 21, 2018. Lucas Barioulet/Pool via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) - The crown prince of Abu Dhabi held talks on military and defence cooepration with a senior UK defence official in Abu Dhabi, his official Twitter account said on Wednesday.

The talks between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, who is also deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, and the UK ministry of defence’s senior adviser on the Middle East, come at a time of heightened tensions with Iran.

Writing by Sylvia Westall

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