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Defence ministers praise Dubai Airshow standards

posted on 16/11/2009: 1829 views

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai received Badr Saud bin Hareb, Omani Minister In charge of Defence on Sunday.

The meeting focused on the Dubai Airshow 2009. The Omani Minister praised the excellent standards of organisation which will further enhance UAE's reputation as world leader in exhibitions industry.

Sheikh Mohammed later received Hussein Ali Mueni, Tanzanian Defence Minister, who thanked him for the invitation extended to him to attend opening of the airshow.

Later, Sheikh Mohammed met with Martin Bartak, Defence Minister of the Czech Republic, who came to offer greetings on the opening of Dubai Airshow. He also received Sheikh Hasina Wajid, Prime Minister of Bangladesh and discussed with her bilateral relations and ways to enhance them. She praised the success of the airshow and described it as a key meeting place for the military and civilian aviation industries.

Sheikh Mohammed also received General Abdul Rahim Mohammed Hussein, Defence Minister of Sudan, who conveyed to him greetings of President Omer Hassan Ahmed Al Bashir and his wishes of further success for the UAE. He also received Dr Ahmed Zahdan bin Hamedi, Defence Minister of Malaysia who commended the Dubai Airshow for attracting participants and visitors from all over the world. He later received Abdul Malik Qanarya, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Algerian Defence Ministry who congratulated him on the successful opening of the Dubai Airshow.

The meetings were attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Quwain, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, President of Emirates Airlines and Head of the Dubai Airshow organising committee. - Emirates News Agency, WAM


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