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Defense ministry officials and representatives of State Concern Ukroboronprom have also attended the meeting and participated in discussions, the ministry said.

The parties focused talks on priorities and prospects of cooperation between Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates in defense industry.

Rusnak congratulated the Ambassador on the occasion of the upcoming National Day of the United Arab Emirates, as well as briefed him on the latest developments in eastern Ukraine.

Read alsoMortar shellings and UAVs: Donbas militants violate ceasefire 18 times in last day"It is a difficult situation in Ukraine in the context of Russian aggression. Russia tests new equipment in the east of Ukraine. Thus, we must succeed in arming our military," First Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine stressed.

In turn, the UAE envoy to Ukraine thanked the deputy minister for cooperation and expressed interest in the development of bilateral relations.