Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated the Egypt International Exhibition for Military and Defense Industries "EDEX 2021," with more than 400 exhibiting companies from 42 countries and in the presence of 40 defense ministers and military leaders.
Sisi toured the exhibition's pavilions, welcoming the participants, stressing that "the attendance is huge and reflects our ability to organize, and reflects the size and strength of the participating companies."
The President listened to an explanation about the advanced equipment of the Egyptian military engineers, designed in cooperation between the Military Technical College and the Department of Technical Research and Development at the Military Production Factories, as part of the strategy to develop the electronic systems industry.
He also visited the Armed Forces Engineering Industries Complex, which consists of 12 vehicles.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the 300 Military Factory reviewed some of the factory's weaponry products, including the "Egyptian multi-purpose machine gun."
He also witnessed a presentation of the first Egyptian-made drone, produced by the Arab Organization for Industrialization.
Egypt's Minister of Defense and Military Production, Mohamed Zaki, said that EDEX aims to create a distinguished military gathering where experience exchange is made possible.
He affirmed that the Egyptian Army is the nation's shield in the face of conflicts disrupting the world, noting that Egypt's pursuit of power aims to preserve its security and safety in a world driven by conflicts.
Lieutenant-General Zaki expressed his aspiration that the exhibition would be a platform for exchanging experiences, ideas, and visions.
EDEX 2021 kicked off on Monday at the Egypt International Exhibition Center in New Cairo. It continues until December 2 .
The exhibition is the largest defense event in Egypt and Africa and is considered the first international defense exhibition in Egypt. It presents the latest technologies of air, land, and sea weapons.
The first edition of the exhibition was held in 2018. It was scheduled to be held every two years, but it was postponed following the global outbreak of the coronavirus.
More than 400 exhibitors from 42 countries took part in this year’s exhibition to display the latest technologies in defense and armaments.
Official delegations of dignitaries from 45 countries, military delegations, and more than 30,000 visitors have also participated in the exhibition.