Qatar’s Minister of Interior and Commander of the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani joined Minister of the Interior of France Gerald Darmanin in the opening of the Milipol Paris 2023 exhibition on Tuesday.
The two Ministers inspected the security exhibition pavilions and were briefed on the latest security technology offered by the companies. The Minister of Interior also held a meeting with his French counterpart at the headquarters of the French Ministry of the Interior.
During the meeting, they discussed several topics of common interest and cooperation between the two countries in the security fields and ways to develop them, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
On the sidelines of his participation in the opening of Milipol Paris 2023, the Qatari Minister of Interior and Commander of the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) met with Minister for Home Affairs and the Minister for Law of Singapore K Shanmugam.
A host of topics of common interest and relations between the two countries in the security fields and ways to develop them were discussed during the meeting.
Milipol Paris is the leading event dedicated to homeland security and safety. Over 30,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors are expected for the 23rd edition, which will be held on 14-17 November 2023 at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.
The event is organised every two years under the auspices of the French Ministry of Interior in partnership with several governmental bodies. Its first edition has been held in 1984, a time when the information systems were in their infancy; when the video surveillance just begun to emerge and when the RAID (French elite Special Forces) wasn’t created yet (only a year after)!
For almost 40 years, Milipol Paris has enjoyed a worldwide status as the leading event dedicated to the security profession. It provides the perfect forum for presenting the latest technological innovations in the area, effectively meeting the needs of the sector as a whole and also addressing current threats and dangers.
Milipol Paris owes its reputation to the consummate professionalism of its participants, its firmly international set-up (55% of exhibitors come from abroad), as well as to the quality and amount of innovative solutions on display.
In 2021, Milipol Paris attracted 800 exhibitors; 22,000 visitors; 100 official delegations; 138 countries.
This first post-covid Milipol Paris also scored record satisfaction rates of 89% for exhibitors and 91% for visitors.
Milipol Qatar is the international event for homeland security and civil defence in the Middle East. The 15th edition will be held from 29 to 31 October 2024 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).
In 2022, Milipol Qatr welcomed 222 exhibitors from 22 countries (of which 8 are new); 11,500 visitors from 84 countries; 389 Official Delegates from 33 countries and 587 journalists.