UAE explores cooperation in defence industries with Egypt

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Major General Dr. Mubarak Saeed bin Ghafan Al Jabri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Support and Defense Industries at the UAE Ministry of Defense, has discussed ways to boost the cooperation in defense industries with Major General Kamal Wafaa Radwan, Head of the Armament Authority of the Egyptian Ministry of Defense.

The two sides discussed new opportunities for strengthening the overall relations between the UAE and Egypt, most notably in promoting partnerships between Emirati and Egyptian defense companies.

The two sides stressed their keenness to exchange relevant expertise and talked about mutual cooperation in defense industries, as well as the resolutions, legislations, and mechanisms for facilitating business among defense industry companies from both countries and integrating their research and development.

Furthermore, the meeting addressed the future of defense industries in the two countries, especially regarding entrepreneurship, advanced technologies, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, training citizen cadres, strategic partnerships with major international producers, and supporting research and development.

Major General Al Jabri also met with Major General Mokhtar Abdel Latif, Head of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, and invited him to the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2023 and the Naval Defense Exhibition and Conference (NAVDEX) 2023, in Abu Dhabi.

Major General Al Jabri lauded the vision of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Excellency Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of Egypt, and their support for the efforts to develop the defense industries of their countries and achieve economic diversification.

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