HH the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met with the Ministers of Defense and Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of brotherly and friendly countries participating in the 5th Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2016) at Qatar National Convention Center on Tuesday morning.
During the meeting, they reviewed a number of issues of common concern, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
Meanwhile, UAE’s national news agency WAM said Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, attended the opening ceremony of the fifth Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference, DIMDEX 2016.
The event is being held under the patronage of His Highness the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.
The opening ceremony was attended by a number of defense ministers, chiefs of staff of fraternal and friendly people, ambassadors accredited to Qatar. Al Rumaithi greeted Sheikh Tamim, then, he and his accompanying delegation toured the exhibition which included a number of international exhibitors and pavilions.
DIMDEX (Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference) is taking place in Qatar from 29-31 March 2016.
The exhibition covers a wide range of maritime defense sectors including anti-piracy; diving and underwater operations and vehicles; maritime domain awareness and technology; and naval aviation.
The Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC) took place on Wednesday 30 March at the QNCC theatre under auspices of Dr. Khalid Bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah, Qatar’s Minister of State for Defense Affairs.