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02 October 2023

'UAE leads in organising exhibitions'

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan visits the CATIC stand at the Chinese pavilion during a tour of the 2015 International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibtion Centre (Adnec) on Thursday. General Hamad Thani Al Romaithi (left), Chief of Staff UAE Armed Forces, is also seen. (Wam)

By Wam

General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has affirmed that the UAE is moving ahead steadily to deliver more developmental achievements and gains at the hands of its citizens and powered by its ability, strong determination and confident vision thanks to Allah and to the wise leadership of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Sheikh Mohamed said President Khalifa has instilled the principles of loyal patriotic work in all fields.

Speaking during a tour on the final day of the five-day International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex), Sheikh Mohamed underscored that the UAE has proven its leadership in organising and hosting international exhibitions and conferences, thus taking an advanced position globally.

He indicated that hosting Idex, which has a history of resounding success and evolution, underpins the supremacy of the UAE in the event management industry and the high trust the world has placed on the UAE's ability not only in hosting major and large international events but also in its leadership when it comes to organisation, management and participation. 

Gen. Sheikh Mohamed expressed pride in the national cadres who participated at Idex and those who presented creative projects and ideas through national companies.

He said he had sensed the firm persistence of young Emiratis to prove their merit, pursue education, research and innovation, to develop their skills and interact with advanced expertise.

He urged the Emirati youth to maximise their efforts and work hard to build partnerships and integration between the public and private sectors so as to take national defence industries to advanced levels and enable them to sharpen their competitive edge in the international markets.

This goal, he stressed, would only be possible through development of national human resources, equipping them with future sciences, knowledge and technologies, optimum use of energies and abilities of our qualified national human resources along with Emiratisation of and adaptation of advanced technology to serve our comprehensive development goals.

''Amidst the current regional and international turbulent circumstances and increasing challenges and risks, which include extremism, terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and others, to the security and stability of states not only in the Middle East but also in the broader world, the UAE, led by the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is keen to find and develop its own mechanisms and potentials which will effectively enable it to preserve its security, stability and achievements, and tackle future challenges,'' Gen. Sheikh Mohamed said.

The 12th edition of the international show at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (Adnec) is the most strategically important tri-service defence exhibition in the world and is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the Mena region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence.

Gen. Sheikh Mohamed first visited the outdoor stand of the Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition (Navdex) before he toured a number of stands including those of Britain, Spain, Switzerland, and China, where he viewed the latest defence technology, services and innovations in land, sea and air sectors.

Concluding his tour, Sheikh Mohamed expressed appreciation for major defence companies from sisterly and friendly countries for showcasing advanced defence technology, products, researches and ideas which allowed decision-makers and experts to view the latest products of the world’s defence industries.

These qualitative participations, he added, had contributed to the remarkable success of Idex.