The Amir of Qatar HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani visited on Tuesday the 13th edition of international exhibition for homeland security and civil defense (Milipol Qatar 2021) which was held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center from 15-17 March 2021.
His Highness was briefed on the pavilions and sections of the exhibition as well as the latest innovations and technologies exhibited by local and international companies in the fields of security, safety, cybersecurity and civil defense devices and equipment, and major event security management, in addition to a number of modern military armored vehicles, weapons and armored cars.
The Amir was accompanied by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani and a number of senior officials, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the General Authority of Customs (GAC) Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Jamal said that despite the current difficult circumstances, the Milipol Qatar 2021 exhibition’s organizing committee has succeeded in attracting many international and local companies to participate in the event.
Al Jamal noted that the General Authority of Customs is proud of its participation in the exhibition. The Authority is considered a key partner of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) in protecting the borders.
The GAC Chairman said the exhibition allowed them to acquire the best technologies and security devices, adding that currently, the GAC has a project to develop detection devices at border outlets. He noted that the GAC seeks to benefit from many companies participating in the exhibition.
For his part, Major General Dr. Abdullah Yousef Al Mal, Advisor to the Minister of Interior, said that the organizing committee of the Milipol Qatar 2021 is successful in organizing it with the participation of so many exhibitors from different countries in such exceptional circumstances. He noted that the exhibition was an excellent opportunity to benefit from specialized companies, share experiences, and learn about the latest developments in security.
Assistant Director of Public Security Major General Abdullah Mohammed Al Suwaidi pointed out that the security personnel constantly need to identify the latest products in security and latest equipment and innovations that help them perform their duties with the required efficiency. He said Milipol Qatar represents a great chance for the concerned parties from the military and security fields to discuss with the exhibitors; namely that the country is about to organize a major sporting event like the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The MoI and the Committee for Security and Safety Operations of the World Cup are keen to provide everything the teams need to make this tournament a successful event.
Director of the National Command Center (NCC) Major General Khalifa Abdullah Al Nuaimi said that Milipol Qatar is one of the most important exhibitions specialized in providing services, technologies, and innovations in the internal security and civil defense sectors. He said that every two years, the exhibition attracts the largest companies in the public security sector. It is an opportunity for us to see the latest global police products.
“We saw many advanced security services this year that can be used and employed in our security work, especially that the internal security and public safety sector is witnessing continuous growth,” he added.
Director-General of Supplies and Equipment, Brigadier Saud Al Shafi, said: “We were surprised by the response of many countries and companies to participate in the exhibition this year, even though many countries took strict measures due to the COVID- 19 epidemic.”
Lastly, Director-General of the General Directorate of Civil Defense Brigadier General Hamad Othman Al Dehaimi confirmed that the Milipol Qatar exhibition is a significant exhibition because it displays the latest devices and equipment in internal security and civil defense.