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U.S. General James Mattis visits United Arab Emirates

Release No: UNRELEASED Nov. 15, 2011 PRINT | E-MAIL

TAMPA, Fla. (November 15, 2011) — Gen. James Mattis, Commander of U.S. Central Command, departed the United Arab Emirates yesterday.  While there, Gen. Mattis met with Gen. Muhammad Bin Zayid Al-Nuhayyan, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince. Gen. Mattis said he appreciated the country’s recent support of the international effort in Libya and thanked him for the U.A.E.’s leadership.

Gen. Mattis visit to the U.A.E. is part of a multi-country trip to engage with regional leaders and increase his awareness of security issues.