12 Mar 2018 - 15:42
Deputy Emir opens DIMDEX 2018
Doha: Under the patronage of the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Deputy Emir H H Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani opened the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2018) at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) today.
More than 60 countries are participating in the sixth edition of the exhibition that is taking place from March 12 to 14 at QNCC.
The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, chiefs of staff and military leaders from various countries along with ambassadors accredited to Qatar, members of the Qatari armed forces and guests.
In his remarks at the opening ceremony, the Commander of the Qatar Emiri Naval Force Major General Abdullah bin Hassan Al Sulaiti stressed that Qatar has always been cooperating with various countries to stabilize the situation, has always been playing an important role in facing the emerging challenges, and has always been striving to unite the efforts of navies since that is of great importance to and great impact on regional and global security.
The Commander said that Qatar has managed to overcome the most difficult circumstances in the country, adding that today's meeting is a clear-cut demonstration that Qatar continues to support global security and stability in cooperation with all countries order to achieve these goals.
During the opening ceremony, the Deputy Emir watched a film presenting the most important facilities of Barzan holdings company for military industries, in addition to the future projects that the company seeks to establish to strengthen military capabilities and local expertise in the field of military equipment industry.
The Deputy Emir also toured DIMDEX 2018 during which he was briefed on the maritime defense equipment of the participating companies, the techniques and modern equipment in defense capabilities, maritime security and military manufacturing of maritime shipbuilding companies, manufacturing and supplying companies of navigational technology systems, communication systems, radars, missiles and maritime mines, defense systems, electronic warfare and other maritime industries and services.