Maj. Gen. Ahmed Gaid Saleh, Deputy Minister of National Defense, Chief of Staff of the National People’s Army, attended on Sunday the military show and exercises in Abu Dhabi, where armed forces used various ground, air, and naval defense equipment at the 14th International Defense Exhibition “IDEX-2019” in the United Arab Emirates.
A statement from the Defense Ministry said that Gaid Saleh represented the President of the Republic, who is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the National Defense Minister, at the invitation of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, Ruler of Dubai and UAE Defense Minister.
“Gaid Salah, Deputy Minister of National Defense, Chief of Staff of the National Popular Army, attended, on February 17, 2019, in Abu Dhabi, the official opening events of the 14th International Defense Exhibition “IDEX-2019”, it added.
The Maj. Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah was hosted by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President The Prime Minister, the Ruler of Dubai, the Minister of Defense, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
Gaid Salah confirmed the personal care of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to continue to uphold the bilateral relationships between the two countries in all fields. In turn, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi praised the good level of relations between Algeria and the UAE in various fields, especially the military industries which constitute an important part of these relations.
Gaid Salah attended the official opening ceremony of the exhibition, which was characterized by military offers and exercises that used various defense equipment, land, air, and sea, to follow some of the pavilions, especially the UAE pavilion and the German one.
He was also received by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and then he visited the NAVDEX Naval Defense Exhibition that is organized in parallel with IDEX, where he visited the UAE Pavilion.