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Curtain falls on major defence show

posted on 21/03/2003: 1857 views

The sixth International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2003), which ended successfully yesterday, proved that the UAE transcends international politics or war threats and is a safe and stable place to do business. The next edition of IDEX to be held from March 6-10, 2005, is set to be even bigger with international exhibitors re-affirming their commitment to the exhibition and with over 70 per cent of space sold, organisers said on the concluding day. The five-day exhibition, which began on March 16, saw some 850 companies from 46 countries showcasing the latest military equipment.

Defence ministers, chiefs of staff, diplomats, the top military brass of several countries and tens of thousands of visitors came to IDEX despite an imminent attack on Iraq. "This time's IDEX has shown the world that the UAE is beyond politics and is a safe and stable place and that IDEX is a neutral defence exhibition held in a friendly country," said Ali Al Tunaiji, Director-General of General Exhibitions Corporation (GEC), organisers of the show.

"The whole world saw the achievements of IDEX. It was business as usual with many successful contracts awarded and many more to come in the future. In spite of serious war fears and tension around, nations rallied to participate to make the largest defence show in the region a success," he added. The success of IDEX will also boost the profile of IDEX which is now counted among the best defence shows in the world, said Tunaiji, adding that it has become a permanent fixture in the defence shows calendar.

Staff Brigadier Obeid Al Kitbi, the official spokesman, said IDEX this time was a success like its previous editions. "It is a continuous celebration and the success is due to the efforts of Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces." The defence conference held alongside IDEX brought into focus several issues relating to security in the Gulf, particularly future concerns and strategies. Prince Faisal of Jordan strongly urged an effective, combined military response from countries in this region to any external threat and offered Jordan's complete support for a multinational rapid force.

Other speakers also underscored the need for contingency plans for crisis management and integrating the Gulf forces for combined operations to ensure Gulf security. With defence spending in the Gulf projected to be in the region of US$50 billion in the next five years, many international companies took the opportunity to display their latest products, systems and technologies at IDEX. Most international exhibitors praised the UAE for going ahead with IDEX so successfully despite the war threat and tensions in the region. (The Gulf News)


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