A delegation from the Ministry of Defense and the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces, headed by Major General Pilot Mubarak Ali Al Neyadi, Head of the Executive Department of Policy and Cooperation at the Ministry of Defense, participated in the 20th Defense and Security Equipment International, DSEI, 2019, which is taking place from 10 to 13 September at the Exhibition Centre in London.
The delegation, accompanied by Mansour Abdullah Khalfan Belhoul, UAE Ambassador to the United Kingdom, UK, visited the UAE pavilion, which is managed by the UAE Defense Companies Council, in cooperation with the Ministry and the Tawazun Economic Council, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
Seventeen Emirati defense companies are participating in the exhibition, and the UAE pavilion is an important platform for the national defense and security industries to showcase their latest defense and security products and independent systems.
Major Geneal Al Neyadi and the Emirati delegation toured the exhibition, which included the pavilions of several countries and the stands of regional and international defense companies.
Al Neyadi highlighted the exhibition’s international importance and praised the participation of over 1,600 exhibitors and around 300 official delegations from 84 countries, as well as its level of organization.
Al Neyadi met separately with Lt. General John Lorimer, Senior Defense Adviser for the Middle East at the British Ministry of Defense, and Mark Goldsack, Director of the British Defense and Security Organization of the Ministry of International Trade. Their meetings, which were attended by senior officers from both sides, discussed the bilateral relations between the UAE and the UK, as well as ways of developing them in various areas and several issues of common interest.
In another related development, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Ambassador to the United Kingdom, visited the booth of Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) at DSEI 2019 exhibition, the company said in a statement.
During his visit, H.R.H. Prince Khalid was introduced to SAMI’s advanced military and defense systems and solutions across the company’s five business units, namely Aeronautics, Land Systems, Naval Systems, Weapons and Missiles, and Defense Electronics. H.R.H. Prince Khalid was received by SAMI’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Andreas Schwer, as well as the company’s team members and representatives.
At the end of his visit, H.R.H. Prince Khalid expressed his gratitude to SAMI’s team, and was presented with a commemorative shield by Dr. Schwer.