Idex 2021: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets Serbian and Cypriot defence ministers

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince tours Idex and Navdex on third day of exhibitions

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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met more defence ministers from around the world while attending the International Defence Exhibition and Conference.

On the third day of the biennial conference, Sheikh Mohamed met Nebojsa Stefanovic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Serbia. In a separate meeting, he received Charalambos Petrides, Minister of Defence of Cyprus.

In each meeting, Sheikh Mohamed and the minister discussed ways of strengthening defence and military co-operation between the UAE and their respective country to serve mutual interests.

The ministers said Idex was an ideal international platform for potential strategic partnerships that serve international security, peace and stability and address common challenges, reported state news agency Wam.

On Tuesday, Sheikh Mohamed toured the conference again, visiting a number of participating companies and learning about the latest military and defence systems.

He also visited Maritime Security Exhibition (Navdex), which is held on the sidelines of Idex, as well as the pavilions of Saudi Arabia, Serbia and the Tawazun Economic Council, which promotes development in the UAE defence industry.

Sheikh Mohamed spoke to exhibitors and participants on the significance of such events in promoting their businesses and shedding light on the latest defence products and solutions.