A delegation of the UAE Ministry of Defense and General Command of the Armed Forces participated in the opening of the 27th International Defense Industry Exhibition (MSPO), UAE news agency WAM reported.
Run under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, MSPO is taking place from 03-06 Sep 2019 in Kielce, Poland.
On the sidelines of the event, the UAE delegation, led by Major General Pilot Isaac Saleh Mohammed Al Baloushi, Head of the Executive Administration for Industries and Defense Capacities Development at the Ministry of Defense, met with Polish Deputy Minister - Secretary of State Marek Lapinski, and Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces Lieutenant General Rajmund Andrzejczak and reviewed prospects of propelling defense cooperation between the two countries.
Al Baloushi conveyed the greetings of Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, and Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces, and discussed an array of issues of common interest.
The delegation also met with Lieutenant General Charles Hooper, Director of US Defense Security Cooperation Agency, who led his country’s delegation to the show. They reviewed preparations for the US participation in the Dubai Airshow 2019. Discussions included the ongoing space coordination with the UAE Space Agency ad Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, regarding Apollo 15.
The delegates were shown around the MSPO’s various pavilions and the latest defense technologies developed by Polish defense companies.