IDEX Exhibition 2017

1. Minister of State for Defence Affairs meets CEO of the American "Raytheon"

HE Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bawardi Al Falasi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received in his office at IDEX 2017 Dr. Thomas Kennedy, Chairman of Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon.

During the meeting, which was attended by a number of senior officers and officials of the ministry and members of the delegation accompanying the guest, they discussed ways to enhance cooperation in addition to a number of military topics of common interest, especially with regard to military industries and defence systems.

2. Al Bawardi receives the Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces

HE Mohammed Ahmad Al Bawardi Al Falasi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received in his office at the IDEX exhibition the Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces General Khulosi Akar and his accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, which was attended by a number of MOD senior officers, they discussed the areas of strategic cooperation and coordination in a number of military and defence areas between the two countries. They also discussed a number of issues of common interest and the best ways to support and develop them. Gifts were exchanged between the two sides.

3. Minister of State for Defence Affairs receives Minister of Defence of Kazakhstan

HE Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bawardi Al Falasi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received in his office at IDEX 2017 the Minister of Defence of Kazakhstan and his accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, they discussed aspects of cooperation and coordination between the two sides as well as a number of common defence issues. The guest praised the success of IDEX 2017 and its outstanding activities, and expressed his admiration for the organization and size of the exhibits in the exhibition. The meeting was attended by a number of senior officers and officials of the Ministry of Defence.

4. MOD Undersecretary receives Deputy Minister of Defence of Malaysia

His Excellency Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence, received in his office at IDEX Exhibition the Deputy Minister of Defence of Malaysia, Mr. Mohammed Johari Bin Baharoum and his accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, which was attended by a number of senior officers of the Ministry of Defence, they discussed areas of coordination and cooperation between the two countries in a number of military and defence areas. They also discussed a number of issues of common interest and the best ways to support and develop them. Gifts were exchanged between the two sides.

5. Al Bawardi receives CEO of MOD Department of Defence Equipment and Support

HE Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bawardi Al Falasi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received in his office at IDEX 2017 Mr. Tony Douglas, CEO of the Department of Defence Equipment and Support in the British Ministry of Defence and discussed the friendly relations and aspects of cooperation between the two friendly countries.

They also discussed areas of cooperation and coordination in a number of military and defence areas in light of the common interest to raise the level of cooperation to wider horizons and achieve common interests. The meeting also included discussing the latest developments in the region and issues of common interest.

6. Minister of State for Defence Affairs receives the Secretary General of the Italian National Defence and Armament

His Excellency Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bawardi Al Falasi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received in his office at IDEX 2017 HE Domenico Rosso, Deputy Minister of Defence of Italy, and General Magrassi, Secretary General of the Defence and President of the Italian National Armament and their accompanying delegations.

During the meeting, they discussed the distinguished cooperation relations between the UAE and Italy, especially those related to military and defence affairs, as well as the means of enhancing and developing them to serve common interests.

The minister exchanged views with the guests on a number of current issues in the region and common challenges in defence and regional security. They also discussed military, industrial and technological cooperation related to joint military defenses. At the end of the meeting, gifts were exchanged.

7. Minister of State for Defence Affairs receives a number of IDEX 2017 guests

HE Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bawardi Al Falasi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, received a number of IDEX 2017 guests in his office at the exhibition. His Excellency received, each at a time, Mrs. Harriett Baldwin, Member of Parliament and Undersecretary of Ministry of State for Defence Procurement in the United Kingdom, HE Zhang Maeong, Minister of Korean Military Industries, HE Subhad Baharma, the Indian Minister of State for Defence, Agustín Conde Bajén, Deputy Minister of Defence of Spain, HE Hwang In Mo, Korean Deputy Minister of National Defence, HE Tomas Kuchta, Deputy Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, HE Peter Gajdos, Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Slovakia, and HE Mohammed Malki bin Othman, Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs of Singapore.

During the meetings, they discussed aspects of cooperation and coordination between the United Arab Emirates and the countries of visiting delegations, and aspects of activating and developing this cooperation and coordination to serve common interests. Additionally, they discussed matters related to military and defence fields. Then, His Excellency received Patrice Caine, CEO of Thales. During the meeting, they discussed areas of cooperation between the two sides on issues of mutual interest. The guest praised the success of IDEX 2017 and its activities, and expressed admiration for the organization and size of exhibits in the exhibition.

8. Al Bawardi receives a number of guests participating in IDEX 2017

HE Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, received at his office at IDEX 2017 Mr Hervé Guillou, CEO of DCNS, Mr. Antoine Bouvier, Chairman of MBDA, Mr. Stephan Mayer, Chairman of Nexter, and Mr. Robert Howard, Chief Executive Officer Of Lockheed Martin, who participated in the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX 2017).

His Excellency welcomed the guests, and appreciated their attendance and participation in the exhibition, and exchanged with them conversations on ways to enhance cooperation between them and UAE’s companies and entities concerned in the fields of various defense industries in light of the rapid developments in the military industries.

The company officials gave an overview of the nature of their participation and the most important exhibits as well as the development projects in different industries during the period of the exhibition. Senior officers and officials of the Ministry of Defense attended the meeting.

9. Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense receives his Turkish counterpart in "IDEX 2017"

HE Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense, received at his office at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference "IDEX 2017" HE Dr. Ismail Demir, Undersecretary of the Turkish Ministry of Defense and his accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, which was attended by a number of senior officers and officials in the ministry, both sides discussed the aspects of military cooperation and ways of supporting and developing it between the UAE and the Republic of Turkey. They reviewed the activities of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017) and discussed the supremacy that was achieved at the regional and international levels during the previous period.

10. Minister of State for Defense receives defense ministers of defense and high level officials at IDEX 2017

His Excellency Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bawardi, Minister of State for Defense, received a number of defense ministers and officials who are visiting the country to participate in the International Defense Exhibition and Conference "IDEX 2017".

HE Al Bawardi received at his office in the exhibition separately HE Farhat al-Harashani, Tunisian Minister of National Defense, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Montenegro, HE Mr. Delfin Lorenzana, Minister of Defense of the National Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines, and the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Estonia, HE Mr. Markus Boskovik.

During the meetings, they discussed aspects of cooperation and coordination between the United Arab Emirates and the countries of visiting delegations and aspects of activating and developing the cooperation to serve the common interest. They also discussed matters related to military and defense fields. Senior officers and officials of the Ministry of Defense attended the meeting

11. Al Bawardi toured IDEX 2017

His Excellency Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Bawardi Al-Falasi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, toured IDEX 2017 and visited a number of national and foreign pavilions participating in the exhibition.

He also visited the world's largest manufacturers of weapons, equipment and unmanned systems. IDEX is an ideal platform for collaboration, partnership building, and sharing of experiences and best practices with the world's leading defense companies. A number of senior officers and officials of the Ministry Accompanied the Minister of State for Defense Affairs in his visit.

12. Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense visits IDEX 2017

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense, HE Mattar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri, visits the activities and pavilions of IDEX 2017 for the fourth day in a row. His Excellency visited a number of national and international companies' pavilions participating in the 13th edition of the exhibition, during which the representatives of the companies introduced what their pavilions included, and the latest products of the major military manufacturers and the suppliers of advanced defense technology as reflecting the latest national and international companies.

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense exchanged talks with exhibitors and representatives of the companies about their participation and the global trends of the military production sectors. The exhibitors stressed that the IDEX Defense exhibition succeeded in proving its position at the international exhibitions map, and became widely known to the major international defense companies. It also proved its importance for manufacturers interested in the growing defense market in the region.

HE Mattar Salem Ali Al Dhahiri praised the level of national industry and the progress achieved in competitiveness and excellence. He stressed that the IDEX and NAVDEX exhibitions are a window to highlight our national defense industries, which have gained a global confidence. At the end of the tour, HE stopped at the pavilion of the National Shield Magazine and praised the participation of the magazine in IDEX through the publication of a daily bulletin that provides a comprehensive coverage of the events associated with IDEX. He went through the special edition of the magazine that was issued on the occasion of IDEX and NAVDEX, And included investigations and dialogues and coverage of all events, especially the military ones, knowing that these investigations are based on the strong foundations of professional journalism and honesty. He praised the publications of the magazine to include researches and books in the fields of military work, armament and political and economic analysis.

13. Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense attends the ceremony of the Indian Embassy on board the INS Sunayna Maritime Vessel

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense, Matar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri, attended the reception hosted by HE Navdeep Singh Suri, Ambassador of the Republic of India to the UAE on board of the Indian INS Sunayna Ship, participating in IDEX/NAVDEX 2017.

In a speech on the occasion, HE Matar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri stressed that the relations between the UAE and the Republic of India are historical relations established by the leaders of the two countries and witnessed a great development during the past years.

14. Al Bawardi Honors IDEX 2017 Supreme Organizing Committees Chairs

His Excellency Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bawardi Al Falasi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, honored the HE Major General Staff Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazroo'i, Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee of IDEX and Navdex 2017 and His Excellency Major General Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh Al Baloushi, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee.

His Excellency the Minister of State for Defense Affairs expressed his appreciation and thanks for the efforts made by the Supreme Organizing Committee during the exhibition days and for the tangible success of the exhibition, which contributed to enhancing the image and importance of the exhibition this year and establishing its position at the top of the global defense exhibitions. For their part, the Chairmen of the Committees expressed their sincere thanks and gratitude for this honor, which had a great impact on them, pledging to do more to raise and serve our dear country under our wise leadership. The event was attended by a number of senior officers and officials of the Ministry of Defense.

15. Al Bawardi receives the Commander of the Air Force

His Excellency Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bawardi Al Falasi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, received in his office at the International Defense Exhibition "IDEX 2017", Major General Staff Pilot Ibrahim Nasser Al Alawi, Commander of the Air Force and Air Defense.

During the meeting, which was attended by a number of senior officers and officials of the Ministry of Defense, the success of the IDEX and NAFDEX 2017 exhibitions, their attraction of major international defense companies and the establishment of the UAE in the field of defense manufacturing and exhibition organization were commended.

16. Minister of State for Defense Affairs visits pavilions of "IDEX 2017" on the last day of the exhibition

His Excellency Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bawardi Al Falasi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, made an inspection tour to the International Defense Exhibition "IDEX 2017". During his tour, he was briefed on the latest and most important developments in defense industries in the world and the newest products of big weapon companies that are keen to exhibit their products at IDEX, as IDEX is an important international platform. This enhances the image of the UAE in The region and the world as a successful development model with the capacity and expertise to organize such international exhibitions.