IDEX Exhibition 2019

1. UAE, Romania discuss defence sector cooperation

- Under-Secretary of the UAE Ministry of Defence, Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, met with Andrei Ignat, State Secretary and Chief of Armaments Department of Romania, on the sidelines of IDEX 2019.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed means of advancing cooperation between the two countries.

Al Dhaheri and Ignat also exchanged views on regional and international developments.

A number of senior officials and representatives from the Ministry and the Romanian delegation also attended the meeting.

2. Defence Affairs Minister of State, UK's officials discuss cooperation

Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received this morning Stuart Andrew, British Minister for Defence Procurement at the Ministry of Defence, and John Lorimer, UK's Defence Senior Adviser on the Middle East, as part of IDEX 2019.

The meeting, which was also attended by Mattar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, touched on cooperation relations between the two countries and means of boosting them, especially in the defence field.

The parties also exchanged views on a number of issues of common concern.

The meeting was attended by senior officers and officials of the Ministry of Defence and the delegation accompanying the guests.

3. UAE, Ukraine discuss defence cooperation

- Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, today met with Lt. General Igor Pavlovsky, Ukraine's Minister of Defence, on the sidelines of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2019.

The two sides discussed means to advance mutual ties between the two countries, particularly in the defence industry. They also exchanged views on regional and international developments of mutual concern.

A number of ministry officials, and the Ukranian delegation, also attended the meeting.

4. Defence Affairs Minister of State, Turkmen official discuss cooperation

Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received this morning Nazarov Bezirgen Annagylychovich, Deputy Minister of Defence of Turkmenistan, as part of IDEX 2019.

The meeting, which was also attended by Mattar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, touched on cooperation relations between UAE and Turkmenistan and ways to further develop them in various fields.

The parties also exchanged views on a number of issues of common concern.

The meeting was attended by senior officers and officials of the Ministry of Defence and the delegation accompanying the guest.

5. UAE, Slovakia discuss defence cooperation

Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received today during IDEX 2019, Peter Gajdos, Minister of Defence of the Slovak Republic.

Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, also attended the meeting, where the two sides discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and Slovakia, and means to strengthen them, particularly in the defence sector.

They also exchanged views on a number of regional and international developments of mutual interest.

Senior officials from the UAE Ministry of Defence and members of a delegation accompanying Minister Gajdos were also present during the meeting.

6. Al Bowardi, Serbian Defence Minister discuss cooperation

Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, has met with Serbian Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin on the sidelines of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2019.

The two sides discussed bilateral ties between the UAE and Serbia, and means of developing them, particularly in the defence sector.

Al Bowardi and Vulin also exchanged views on regional and international developments, along with issues of mutual concern.

Senior officials from the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Minister's accompanying delegation were also present during the meeting.

7. Al Bowardi, Greek Defence Minister discuss cooperation

His Excellency Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received today at his office the "IDEX 2019" exhibition in the presence of His Excellency Mattar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence ... His Excellency Evangelios Apostoulakis, Greek Minister of Defence.

His Excellency welcomed - during the meeting - the guest and exchanged talks with him about the existing friendship and cooperation relations between the Emirates and Greece, especially with regard to the defensive aspects in a way that achieves common interests.

The meeting was attended by a number of senior officers and officials in the Ministry of Defence and the delegation accompanying the Greek Minister of Defence.

8. Bowardi meets with Russian official

Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received on Monday on the sidelines of IDEX 2019, Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia. Under-Secretary of the UAE Ministry of Defence, Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, was also present during the meeting.

Al Bowardi welcomed the Russian official, and discussed means to advance ties across multiple sectors between the two countries. The two sides also exchanged views on regional and international developments of mutual interest.

A number of senior officials from the UAE ministry, and the Russian delegation accompanying Manturov attended the meeting.

9. The Undersecretary of Defense meets an Australian military official

HE Matar Salem Al Dhahiri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense, received today at IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi, Mr. David Johnston the Australian Defense Export Consultant.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed aspects of defence cooperation between the UAE and Australia, and ways to support and develop them. Views and opinions were also exchanged on a number of issues of common concern.

The meeting was attended by a number of senior officers and officials in the Ministry of Defense, and the delegation accompanying the guest.

10. UAE, Afghanistan discuss cooperation relations

-- Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received this morning Assadullah Khalid, Acting Defence Minister of Afghanistan, as part of IDEX 2019.

The meeting, which was also attended by Mattar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, touched on cooperation relations between UAE and Afghanistan and ways to further develop them in the defence field.

The parties also exchanged views on a number of issues of common concern.

The meeting was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Defence and the delegation accompanying the Afghan Minister.

11. UAE, Czech boosting defence ties

Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, on Tuesday met with Lubomir Metnar, Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, on the sidelines of IDEX 2019.

At the meeting, Al Bowardi and Metnar discussed means to advance ties in the defence sector, and also exchanged views on regional and international developments of mutual interest.

Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the UAE Ministry of Defence, a number of senior officials and officers from the ministry, and the delegation accompanying Metnar attended the meeting.

12. Al Bowardi meets Colombia's Vice Minister of Defence at IDEX 2019

Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, met with Gonzalo Munoz Arboleda, Vice Minister of Defence of Colombia, during IDEX 2019 today.

The two sides discussed means of fostering defence ties between the UAE and Colombia for the benefit of both sides.

Opinions and views were exchanged on a number of topics of mutual interest.

The meeting was attended by Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the UAE Ministry of Defence, a number of senior officials and officers from the ministry, and the delegation accompanying the guest.

13. Al Bowardi meets the Minister of Defense of Montenegro

HE Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, received today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center HE Predrag Bošković, Minister of Defense of Montenegro, in the presence of HE Matar Salem Ali Al Dhahiri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense.

HE welcomed the guest, and exchanged talks with him on the existing friendly relations and cooperation between the UAE and Montenegro, especially with regard to defence aspects.

The meeting also touched on the activities of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference "IDEX", and its role in promoting defence industrialization.

The meeting was attended by a number of senior officers and officials in the Ministry of Defense, and the delegation accompanying the guest.

14. Al Bowardi, Egyptian Minister discuss defence cooperation

Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, has received Mohammed Saeed al-Assar, Egypt's Minister of State for Military Production, as part of IDEX 2019.

The meeting, which was also attended by Mattar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, touched on cooperation relations between the two countries and means of boosting them, especially in the defence field, noting the outstanding relations binding the UAE and Egypt.

The parties also exchanged views on a number of issues of common concern and the latest developments in the region.

The meeting was attended by senior officers and officials of the Ministry of Defence and the delegation accompanying the Egyptian minister.

15. Al Bowardi, Pakistani Minister discuss defence cooperation

Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, has received Federal Minister for Defence Production of Pakistan Zubaida Jalal, as part of IDEX 2019.

The meeting, which was also attended by Mattar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, touched on cooperation relations between the two countries and means of boosting them, especially in the defence field.

The parties also exchanged views on a number of issues of common concern and the latest developments in the region.

The meeting was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Defence and the delegation accompanying the Pakistani minister.

16. An MOD delegation attends the opening of Aero India

Today, His Excellency Major General Pilot Abdullah Al Sayyed Mohammed Al Hashemi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence for Support Services and his accompanying delegation attended the opening of the Indian Airshow "Aero India 2019" in Bengaluru, India. The airshow will continue until February 24.

The MOD delegation, accompanied by His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Banna, the country's ambassador to the Republic of India, toured the exhibition, including a number of countries' pavilions and display platforms of regional and international companies specialized in aviation industries. During the tour, the delegation was briefed on the latest equipment and devices and the latest developments of aviation industry technologies globally.

Al Hashemi praised the exhibition, its importance on the map of international air exhibitions, its organization and the wide participation of major companies specialized in aviation.