Kuwait’s Deputy Army Chief General Abdullah Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah (photo) on Tuesday inaugurated the Third Edition of Gulf Defense & Aerospace Exhibition at the International Fairground, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
Attracting 118 international exhibitors, the three-day event is being held under the official patronage of Kuwait Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah.
Speaking to KUNA, Abdullah said the aim of the exhibition is to translate the vision of His Highness the Amir and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to turn Kuwait into a regional economic and commercial hub into reality by means of supporting organizing companies whether inside or outside Kuwait.
He voiced thanks and appreciation to the minister of defense for his sponsorship of the event, and hailed the high-level organizing of the two previous editions.
He added that such exhibitions would contribute to the sharing of experience and information among the participants.
On his part, the Defense Ministry's Armament Chief Major General Lafy Al-Azmi said the exhibition features several activities, mainly an equipment show.
The event lasts until Thursday 10 December 2015.