ABU DHABI, 21st February, 2019 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today visited the concluding day of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2019, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed inspected several national and international pavilions and reviewed their latest military, defence, telecommunications, protection and security technologies.
He spoke with representatives of the event’s exhibitors and learnt about the development projects launched by international companies, as well as their role in promoting security, achieving stability and protecting cities.
He also spoke with them about the role of IDEX, which is a key international platform for exchanging research, expertise and future ideas.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed visited the pavilions of Bin Hilal Enterprises, BCB International, Aquila Aerospace, the Trust International Group, and the Emirates Advanced Research and Technology Holding, EARTH, as well as the Greek pavilion and those of the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau, the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute, UAE University, and the Egyptian, Ukrainian and Australian pavilions.
At the end of his tour, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed thanked the Higher Organising Committee and partners of the 14th edition of IDEX, which celebrated its silver anniversary, as well as participating international companies, institutions and the exhibition’s visitors.
He expressed his pride at the world-class organisation of the event, which is a key platform for showcasing the latest defence and military developments and how to benefit from them, to develop the country’s industrial, military and civilian projects and programmes that are key to its comprehensive development while affirming that enhancing the capabilities of the national defence industry will remain a strategic goal.
H.H. Sheikh Mohamed said that IDEX 2019 began a new stage of partnerships and cooperation between companies and entities that manufacture and market defence and military products and systems while pointing out that the exhibition attracts major international companies and institutions, as well as many visitors, which reflects its success as a destination for relevant companies and its stature as the best environment for the sector’s prosperity.
He added that the exhibition has provided, over 25 years, an international platform for viewing the latest defence and military systems and the industry’s latest innovations, making it a key event for promoting innovation, initiatives, ideas and pioneering while expressing his pride at the exhibition’s organisation and its level of participation, which have contributed to its success.
Sheikh Mohamed was accompanied during the tour by Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of the Abu Dhabi Police and Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of IDEX, and Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Crown Prince’s Court of Abu Dhabi.