Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior inaugurated on Tuesday the activities of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016).
The event is organized by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Reed Exhibitions at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC), from 15-17 March.
HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan confirmed that the 7th edition of the exhibition comes at a time when all of our national institutions have gained further experience and expertise in organizing international specialized exhibitions, as per the best international standards. They are inspired by the thoughts of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and their brother General HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; along with their brethren, their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, to realize further international accomplishments in this field.
“The UAE was one of the first to identify the global security challenges and developments in our world, thanks to its wise leadership. It worked to cement the economic and investment structures in a secure and safe environment, using highly-qualified human resources, with the latest tools of the era,” Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan said,
“The UAE is one of the most secure and stable countries in the world. This requires all of us, individuals and institutions, to work tirelessly and relentlessly to keep the security and stability and preserve the national gains achieved by the UAE in various fields,” he added.
“Holding this exhibition is an enormous opportunity for the governments in the region and private sector security and safety companies to come together to exchange experiences with the participating delegation and companies; review the latest international systems, tools, equipment, and technologies in the fields of security, safety, crime fighting and prevention.”
Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed his hope that ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016 will achieve the set goals to promote cooperation and coordination between the governments of the world in the fields of security, safety, and police work, to fulfill their goals in crime fighting. This will help them keep up with a fast-paced world, which requires further cooperation to face such challenges.
Sheikh Saif attended the “Aftershock 2” live demonstration on responding to crises and emergencies, which aims to introduce a uniform structure used by the UAE to coordinate emergency responses. It also aims to promote the readiness of various security bodies to handle major crises through the Integration Doctrine applicable to all the security bodies at the MoI. The event also aims to educate members of society on how to prepare and respond appropriately to natural disasters or in cases of emergency.
The 40-minute “Aftershock 2” live demonstration featured a simulation show on dealing with crises and disasters that may affect modern cities. The scenario included a cargo jet falling on a chemical plant, leaking poisonous substances, and panic among the plant’s workers. The live demonstration showcased the response speed of the various security and police bodies, as well as the highly professional management of the situation, as the injured workers were provided with first aid and the fire resulting from the accident was brought under control.
The “Aftershock 2” live demonstration was executed by traffic patrols; guards and special tasks patrols; rescue and ambulance personnel; civil defense; security media; mobile control room; specialized security patrols dedicated to dealing with hazardous chemical substances; a mobile police hospital; a K9 security inspection department; post explosions investigation teams; a major crimes investigation unit; and a fire investigation team.