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Zayed visits IDEX 2003

posted on 18/03/2003: 1511 views

President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan yesterday visited the International Defence Exhibition and Confer-ence (IDEX) 2003, which is currently being held here. Accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Zayed attended at the beginning of his tour, a field demonstration by armoured and combat vehicles that are on display at IDEX 2003.

Sheikh Zayed was briefed during his tour by Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, about the defence equipment being showcased by manufacturers from around the world. Sheikh Zayed also visited the military museum of the UAE Armed Forces. Sheikh Zayed was also briefed by some exhibitors about their latest products.

At the end of his tour, the President expressed his happiness over what he had seen during the tour. He also commended the UAE Armed Forces and the General Exhibitions Corporation for their efforts to make the show a success. The successful organisation of exhibitions such as IDEX testify the international standing and reputation that the UAE has attained, Sheikh Zayed said and added, "these exhibitions provide an opportunity for the participants to familiarise themselves with progress and formidable achievements made by the UAE.” (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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