On behalf of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, the Chief of the General Staff, General Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, attended Monday the inauguration of the Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX 2021).
The event was patronized by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt. EDEX is taking place at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre.in Cairo from 29 November to 02 December 2021.
The Saudi Chief of the General Staff toured a number of pavilions of the participating countries in the exhibition, led by the pavilion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is represented by the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI).
On the sidelines of EDEX, General Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili met with the Chief-of-Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Osama Askar, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
During the meeting, they discussed a number of issues of common interest, especially in the defense and military aspects between the two countries.
Meanwhile, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt dropped Monday at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s pavilion.
More than 400 companies from 42 countries, are taking part in the event which is expected to attract more than 30,000 visitors from the defense industries sector.
In remarks on the event, President El-Sisi said that the attendance is huge and the ability to organize this event, as well as the size of the participating companies in its second edition reflects its importance.
For his part, Head of the Saudi Military Industries Corporation Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Mady, in the presence of the Saudi Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant-General Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, welcomed the Egyptian President during his tour of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s pavilion.
Al-Mady said: “We welcome you for the second time in a row at the Kingdom's pavilion at the exhibition, in which we are participating under the guidance of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and Chairman of the General Organization for Military Industries.”
“We are very proud of our cooperation with the Egyptian military industries, and we have started signing several contracts with the Egyptian side, and ready to cooperate in other fields. We thank you for your encouragement and for your visit at this distinguished exhibition,” he added.
For his part, the Egyptian President said: “Welcome to your country, Egypt, and we are honored to have you with us at the exhibition.”