The Ministry of Defense participates in the LAAD Defense and Security International Exhibition in Brazil

A delegation from the Ministry of Defense and the GHQ of the Armed Forces headed by Major General staff pilot Isaac Saleh Mohammed Al-Bloushi, chief of the Executive Diroctorate for Defense Capability Development and Industry at the Ministry of Defense, participated in the activities of the twelfth session of LAAD International Defense and Security Exhibition 2019, hosted by the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

The delegation attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition by His Excellency Hamilton Mourao, Brazilian Vice President.

His Excellency Major General staff pilot Isaac Saleh Mohammed Al-Bloushi and the accompanying delegation toured the exhibition and visited a number of countries’ pavilions and platforms for regional and international companies specializing in the defense and security industries. During the tour, HE was briefed on these global companies’ latest productions of equipment, weapons, and defense and security capabilities. He stressed the importance of the exhibition on the map of international exhibitions in the field of defense and security.

His Excellency Major General staff pilot Isaac Saleh Mohammed Al-Bloushi met with Fernando Azevedo e Silva, Minister of Defense of Brazil, in the presence of senior officers from both sides. Relations of joint cooperation between the two countries and ways of developing them in various defense fields, as well as a number of issues of common interest were discussed.

During the meeting, the delegation conveyed the greetings of His Excellency Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, and His Excellency Lieutenant General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al-Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, to His Excellency the Brazilian Minister of Defense and senior officials of the Ministry.

On the sidelines of the LAAD 2019 exhibition, His Excellency Major General staff pilot Isaac Saleh Mohammed Al-Bloushi met with Admiral Santiago Gonzalez Gomez, Director General of the Directorate General of Armament and Material at the Spanish Ministry of Defense, and discussed a number of joint cooperation issues between the UAE and the Kingdom of Spain.

His Excellency Major General staff pilot Isaac Saleh Mohammed Al-Bloushi also met with Sergio Jardim, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the LAAD exhibition, and discussed with him the aspects of joint cooperation between the two countries, including the participation of Brazilian defense companies in defense exhibitions held in the UAE, as the Dubai Air Show that will take place from 17 to 21 of November.

His Excellency Major General staff Pilot Isaac Saleh Mohammed Al-Bloushi and the accompanying delegation attended the official reception that took place on the sidelines of the LAAD exhibition 2019 under the patronage and presence of His Excellency Brazilian Minister of Defense, Fernando Azevedo e Silva.

During the reception, the delegation met with a number of participating delegations from brotherly and friendly countries with the aim of enhancing aspects of joint cooperation with these countries.