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PM Hasina visits International Defence Exhibition in UAE

  • Published at 08:33 pm February 17th, 2019
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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan receives Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her arrival at the International Defence Exhibition organized by United Arab Emirates at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on Sunday, February 17, 2019 Focus Bangla

The IDEX is the largest specialized defence exhibition in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday visited the five-day International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) organized by United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, received the prime minister on her arrival at the exhibition centre.

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the ruler of Dubai, had invited her to join the exhibition.

The IDEX is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region demonstrating the latest technology across the land, sea, and air sectors of defence.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visits a stall showcasing military vehicle at the International Defence Exhibition organized by United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi on February 17, 2019 |PID

The exhibition is held every two years since 1993 under the patronage of president of the UAE and supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses, and armed forces throughout the region.

More than 1,300 defence firms and entities are joining the defence exhibition.

The IDEX is the largest specialized defence exhibition in the region, celebrating its silver jubilee this year, and is set to become the largest one with the presence of representatives from more than 60 countries.


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Sheikh Hasina arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday morning on the second leg of her first overseas trip after taking office last month as prime minister of Bangladesh for the third consecutive term.

During the visit, she will also have meetings with UAE leaders and join a reception to be arranged by the Bangladesh community in the UAE.