US – UAE Business Council in Washington honors US Deputy Secretary of Defense

US – UAE Business Council in Washington honors US Deputy Secretary of Defense
2013-10-06 13:12:33

WAM WASHINGTON, Oct 6, 2013 (WAM) — U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Ashton Carter, was honored during a luncheon hosted by the U.S. – U.A.E. Business Council in Washington, D.C. at the W Hotel, which was attended by senior executives and government officials from both countries.

In his keynote remarks Dr. Ashton Carter emphasised U.S. Administration’s commitment to strengthening ties with partners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, particularly the U.A.E.

“Regardless of the strategic choices, we will have to make one decision that’s off the table is the United States’ enduring commitment to the Middle East, and to the U.A.E. specifically,” he said.

The U.S. deputy secretary of defense discussed U.S. policy towards the U.A.E., and the broader Middle East, with business and government leaders in Washington D.C.

Danny Sebright, President of the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, underscored the importance and depth of the U.S. – U.A.E. defense and security relationship.

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