FILE - Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed al-Assar
CAIRO - 19 February 2019: Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed al-Assar told Extra News TV channel on Monday that meetings with the representatives of certain international companies are scheduled to take place in Cairo to close joint manufacturing deals.
The statement came during a phone interview about Egypt’s participation in IDEX 2019 held in Abu Dhabi. The minister stated that Egyptian products harnessed the admiration of all visitors.
Assar met with the defense ministers of South Korea, Poland, and Belarus as well as the executives of Russian, Dutch, Indian, and Chinese defense companies to discuss possible joint production.
The minister added that Egypt is working hard to support the manufacturing sector, whether in the civilian or defense realms, in all African countries.
Assar revealed that the ministry had started planning for Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX) 2020. The first edition was held in 2018, and the second edition will take place on December 7 - 10, 2020.