Tuesday, August 14, 2018
   
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

Doha hosts defence ministers at DIMDEX expo

Ministers from Greece, Mongolia, India, and Turkey meet Qatar's deputy emir.

Turkish defence minister

Defence ministers are attending a two-day maritime defence and security expo, DIMDEX 2018, organized by the Qatar Armed Forces in the capital Doha. 

About 180 companies from more than 60 countries are taking part in the annual event, which is expected to see a number of important maritime defence deals signed.

In the expo, the Turkish defence minister announced that Turkey plans to use new, locally-manufactured ammunition in its ongoing operations in Syria.

Maritime security

Launched in 2008, DIMDEX is considered the Middle East and North Africa's largest event devoted exclusively to maritime security, with a total of $32bn in deals being signed at the last five exhibitions.

"DIMDEX acts as a cooperative chain, linking naval and defence industry professionals to initiate commercial deals, showcase state-of-the-art technologies and provide consultation with the objective of sustaining stability across global waters and protecting shores, borders and assets," reads a statement on DIMDEX's homepage. 

Qatar's Deputy Emir Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani met separately with visiting defence ministers from Greece, Mongolia, India, and Turkey, as reported by Qatar's news agency.

According to the Turkish defence minister, 33 Turkish firms in the defence and maritime security fields are participating in this year's DIMDEX exhibition. 


blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe via RSS or Email:

Erdogan says Turkey economy under a...

Read More

Ikea opening in India brings traffi...

Read More

Colombia: Santos grants 440,000 Ven...

Read More

Apple becomes first trillion-dollar...

Read More

Iran's currency plunges to record l...

Read More

US and EU agree to ease tensions ov...

Read More

Donation

Thanks to all of our supporters for your generosity and your encouragement of an independent press!

Enter Amount:

Global_News

Human Rights Watch wants international inquiry into killing of Mohamed Morsi supporters during sit-in protest in Cairo.

Read More

Featured_Author

Login






Login reminder Forgot login?

Subscribe to MWC News Alert

Email Address

Subscribe in a reader Facebok page Twitter page

Israel pounds Gaza

Thailand cave boys

Capturing life under apartheid