A delegation from the UAE Ministry of Defense, led by Major General Dr. Mubarak Saeed bin Ghafan Al Jabri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Support and Defense Industries at the Ministry of Defense, participated in the International Armament and Military Equipment Fair held in Belgrade, Serbia.
On the sidelines of the event, Major General Al Jabri met with Nebojša Stefanović, Serbian Minister of Defense, and Dr. Nenad Milaradovic, Assistant Minister of Defense of Serbia, in the presence of senior officers from both sides.
During the meetings, both sides discussed the cooperation between the two countries and ways of reinforcing them, most notably in the area of defense industries, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
Major General Al Jabri invited Serbian defense companies to attend defense exhibitions to be held in the UAE, including the Dubai Airshow, which will take place from 14th to 18th November, and the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX), which will be held in February 2022.
The International armament and military equipment exhibition (PARTNER) is held every two years at the Belgrade Fair. The 10th edition (PARTNER 2021) was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia with the aim to present scientific, research, testing, overhaul and education capabilities of all the institutions on the one hand, and the needs of the Serbian Armed Forces on the other hand.
Despite all the difficulties caused by the COVID 19 pandemic outbreak, the organizers expected that the 10th PARTNER will exceed the results of the previous event held in 2019 during which 128 exhibitors participated where 33 of them were international exhibitors coming from 16 different countries. The exhibition was held on 26,500 m2 of exhibition space and a total number of 10,500 people visited the event. Twenty-four official delegations of the Ministries of Defense, Armed Forces and state institutions of partner countries and organizations visited the exhibition, as well as numerous representatives of manufacturers and business partners from more than 30 different countries.