Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated on Monday the International Defense and Security Industry Exhibition “EDEX-2018”, which is hosted for the first time in North Africa, Egypt Today reported.
President al-Sisi inspected the exhibition and the Egyptian pavilion. He listened to a detailed explanation about the other pavilions as well.
The inauguration was attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, and Mohamed Zaki, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Minister of Defense and Military Production as well as many other officials.
Furthermore, 10 Defense Ministries from the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Sudan, France, Greece, Cyprus, South Sudan, Cameroon, Somalia and South Korea are attending the exhibition.
Organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Defense and Military Production, EDEX is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors interested in the field of armaments and defense industries.
The exhibition hosts 373 international companies from 41 countries, including 42 U.S. companies, 37 French companies, 28 Chinese companies and 13 Russian companies.
Additionally, seven main arms departments from the United States, China, Russia, France, Germany, Italy and UAE are participating in the exhibition and several military authorities will give educational lectures on the sidelines of the exhibition.
As for the Egyptian pavilion, Egyptian military products, including arms and equipment jointly manufactured by the Armed Forces, the National Organization for Military Production (NOMP), and the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) are included in the exhibition.
During EDEX2018, a press center is established to serve national and international media and provide information to international channels and agencies.
The exhibition, which will be held from 3 to 5 December 2018, is a global platform to showcase the latest military products of participating countries and the latest technology of the defense industry in the world.