H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received at Qasr Al Bahr Chairman and members of the Higher Organizing Committee of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017), in presence of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain.
Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the committee members and praised their hard work in organizing this successful international event, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
He said that since its launch in 1993, IDEX had been moving from one success to another, thanks to the high organization skills of the Emiratis.
He urged the committee members and other organizing teams to make further efforts and to come up with creative and innovative ideas for the upcoming editions of IDEX, to attract more international participants, to enhance the country's reputation as a top destination for international events and to reflect the progress made by the UAE, under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The 13th edition of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference, IDEX and 4th Naval Defense Exhibition (NAVDEX), concluded with a cumulative of 90 deals worth over AED 19 billion ($5.21 billion) signed to buy arms and defense systems for the UAE Armed Forces.
Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the event was organized in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces, from February 19 to 23, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center