Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, toured Thursday the International Defense Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2019, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC, Emirates News Agency WAM reported.
During the tour, Al Bowardi visited a number of pavilions of local and international companies participating in IDEX, which offer their latest innovations, industries and production from defense and military systems.
The tour included the pavilions of Czech Republic, China, IGG company, French Nexter, Ahmed Al Mazrouei Centre, and Korea’s Hanwa.
Minister Al Bowardi was accompanied by senior officers and officials of the Ministry of Defense.
Meanwhile, H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, praised the role of Emirati citizens during the International Defense Exhibition, IDEX 2019, and the International Naval Defense Exhibition, NAVDEX 2019 which concluded in Abu Dhabi Thursday.
“The Emirati youth who are innovating in various areas played a key role during IDEX and NAVDEX, proving that His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is right to expect them to lead the future,” he said.
“By the end of the events, and due to their concrete achievements, we are proud of the ‘Made in the UAE’ experience in the military sector,” he added.
Held biennially at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), IDEX takes over 100% of the state-of-the-art exhibition centre, utilizing 133,000 square meters of event space.
IDEX was held from 17 to 21 February under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces
IDEX is organized by the IDEX LLC in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces.
NAVDEX was held alongside IDEX and featured a purpose built exhibition hall, ADNEC Marina for visiting naval ships, a pontoon for small crafts, daily water demonstrations and an outdoor display area.