Egypt's Sisi inaugurates EDEX 2018, first defence expo in Egypt

Ahram Online , Monday 3 Dec 2018

Egypt's Sisi at EDEX defense expos on Monday December 3, 2018 in Cairo (Photo: Screenshot from state TV)

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Monday inaugurated Egypt's first defence expo, EDEX 2018, which will see the participation of 373 major defence companies from 41 countries.

EDEX 2018 will run from 3 to 5 December and is expected to draw at least 10,000 visitors to Egypt's International Exhibition Centre in New Cairo.

The opening ceremony was attended by the defence ministers of the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Sudan, France, Greece, Cyprus South Sudan, Cameroon, South Korea, and Somalia.

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki and a number of other ministers were also among the attendees.

Seven chiefs of staff and as many military production ministers are also attending the exhibition, MENA reported. 

Organised by Egypt's armed forces under the auspices of President El-Sisi, the fair will showcase the latest military and security technology, equipment and systems.

The event is in cooperation with the UK's Clarion Events, which organises defence and security exhibitions.


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