Egypt is focused on localising manufacturing and transferring technology in the defence and various related industries, said head of Egypt’s Arab Organisation for Industrialisation (AOI) Abdel-Moneim El-Terras on Monday while attending the UAE's International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2021).
The exhibition is being held in Abu Dhabi from 21 to 25 February with the participation of Minister of Defence Mohamed Zaki and Minister of Military Production Ahmed Morsy.
El-Terras said leading international companies taking part in IDEX 2021 have requested to meet with the AOI delegation within the framework of industry localisation, exchanging experience in defence industries, and research and training, a statement by the AOI read.
“The AOI’s participation in IDEX 2021 is an opportunity for the organisation to open a window on the world through showcasing its technological and technical capabilities used in defence fields,” and to get up to speed on the latest technologies of the participating countries in the fields of defence and arming systems, the statement added.
Participating in the exhibition on Sunday, the military production minister met with the representative of Rolls Royce Tarek Nobar, the representative of TRB Mile Pejcic, and the head of Thales in the Middle East.
More meetings with military officials and international company representatives are scheduled for the coming days.