Further to the UAE and Saudi Arabia’s recent announcement of their cooperation in strategic projects encompassing various fields in the “UAE-Saudi Strategy of Resolve”, the two countries are creating a distinctive model of strategic partnerships in the Arab region that is designed to protect the two nations’ interests and create opportunities in response to regional geopolitical shifts.
Falling under the latter are several national security-related initiatives, ranging from joint manufacturing of equipment and systems to the standardization of the security industry.
This joint focus on security is underlined by the UAE’s participation in the upcoming Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo (SNSR) set to take place in Riyadh from 4-6 November 2018 under the patronage and presence of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The participation of Emirati firms in the expo is expected to enhance the security cooperation between the UAE and Saudi Arabia by facilitating the exchange of security expertise and showcasing the latest developments in the security industry provided by major UAE companies in the UAE pavilion.
Sponsored by Tawazun Economic Council and organized by the Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC), the UAE pavilion covers 1,200 square meters of exhibition floor, and features 20 of the UAE’s most prominent companies specialized in national security-related products and services, including armored vehicles, aerospace, ammunition systems, naval vessels, telecommunications, maintenance and repair operations, cybersecurity, logistical support and technical development.
The UAE’s dedicated national pavilion at the inaugural edition of the expo will feature a number of companies promoting their “Made in UAE” national security products and technologies including: NIMR, EDIC Caracal, EDIC Barij Dynamics, EDIC Geospatial Services, Calidus, Advanced Pyrotechnics, Al Asber Auto Industries LLC, Al Hamra Group, Marakeb, Rabdan Academy, Tasleeh, Atlas Group, Hader Security & Communications Systems LLC, International Golden Group, Emirates Defense Companies Council , Al Fattan Ship Industry, Etimad Holding, Premier Composite Technologies, Remah International Group and Yahsat.
On this occasion, Saif Ali Al Marzooqi, Director of Corporate Branding and Communication at Tawazun Economic Council said: “Our participation in the SNSR Expo 2018 not only enables us to proudly present the state-of-the-art ‘Made in UAE’ national security solutions to leading stakeholders from the region and beyond, but also underscores the ever-expanding collaboration between the UAE and Saudi Arabia in national security matters.”
“We are delighted to see this strong participation from the UAE companies in the expo, which embodies the distinctive partnership between Saudi Arabia and UAE. The security cooperation will play vital role in developing the Saudi security sector,” Al Marzooqi added.
Almost 50% of the 9,500 square meters available exhibition space has been already booked and is expected to draw more than 100 exhibitors and 8,000 attendees from around the world. In addition to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the SNSR Expo to date has confirmed participation from Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Kuwait, China and the United Kingdom.