CAIRO – 4 December 2023: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi attended the inauguration of the third edition of the Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX 2023) Monday.
Representatives of Egyptian and international companies specialized in defense industries are showcasing their advanced equipment, technology and security systems at the exhibition.
Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli and Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki, as well as several ministers and senior state officials, attended the inauguration of the EDEX 2023.
During the inauguration, Sisi witnessed the launching of Egyptian frigate "Al Jabbar" via video conference as part of proceedings of opening Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX2023), taking place from December 4-7 at Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC).
Speaking at the inauguration of EDEX, Commander of the Egyptian Navy Rear Admiral Ashraf Atwa said the new frigate launching comes as part of directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to give special attention to the manufacturing of naval units inside the Egyptian Navy Arsenal.
Three frigates have already been finalized in cooperation with the French side, Atwa said.
Also, 11 coastal patrol craft vessels were finished, he said, adding that this success is today being resumed with the launching of the Egyptian frigate of "Meko-A200" that has been totally manufactured by Egyptian at Alexandria arsenal.
Upon his arrival, President Sisi posed for a photo-op amid participants at the 3rd edition of Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX2023).
EDEX attracts military personnel, government officials, industry professionals, and international delegations. EDEX features a fully-hosted international military VIP Delegation Program.
The event features over 400 of the leading defense and security companies from around the world, showcasing the latest military technology, equipment and systems across land, sea and air
EDEX is organised by Arabian World Events with the full support the Egyptian Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Military Production.
It attracts 35,000 military and industry visitors from across the world.
The International Defense Industries Exhibition “EDEX 2023” Kicked off Monday in its 3rd session, which will be hosted in Egypt during the period from 4 to 7 December, at the Egypt International Center for International Exhibitions and Conferences.