Egypt’s military production minister heads to Abu Dhabi to attend IDEX 2023

MENA , Sunday 19 Feb 2023

Egypt’s Minister of Military Production Mohamed Saleh El-Din will travel on Sunday to Abu Dhabi to attend the 16th edition of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2023).

The Egyptian Ministry of Military Production's booth at the IDEX 2023. (photo courtesy of the ministry Facebook page)


The visit comes upon the invitation of his UAE counterpart and is part of the fruitful relations binding the two countries, said El-Din.

The conference will run Monday through Friday under the patronage of UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan. Around 1,350 companies specialised in industries of military and defense will showcase the latest technologies in military industry and production.

This represents a 50 percent increase over the conference’s last edition (IDEX 2021).

IDEX is a biennial arms and defence technology sales exhibition and is the largest of its kind in the Middle East, taking place in the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi.

Egypt will showcase products manufactured by the Ministry of Military Production including ammunition, weapons and other equipment. This is Egypt’s fourth time participating in the event.

On the sidelines of the event, the minister will also discuss military cooperation and exchange of expertise with his counterparts as well as high-level officials from participating countries, the military production ministry spokesman said

IDEX 2023 is expected to have its largest edition as of yet with the participation of 65 countries, including for the first time Uzbekistan, Ireland, Nigeria, Montenegro, Kuwait, Lithuania, Bangladesh and Monaco as well as a newly expanded floor for their exhibitions.

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