H.H. Sheikh Mohammed receives defence ministers attending Dubai Airshow

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai received defence ministers of countries participating in the Dubai Airshow 2021.

Welcoming the official delegations, Sheikh Mohammed said this year’s edition is taking place at a time when the aviation industry is regaining its growth momentum following a challenging period in the last two years.

Wishing attendees a successful participation, His Highness said the Airshow offers an exceptional opportunity to share path-breaking innovations and technologies and discuss new ideas that can shape the industry’s future.

"We have an opportunity to work together to speed up the recovery of the sector and explore new collaboration opportunities that will help it tide over the impact of recent global challenges. Our objective is to harness aviation technologies to help create a brighter future for humanity," he added.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, also attended the reception.

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; HE Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs; and Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces were also present.

Sheikh Mohammed expressed his pride in the UAE and Dubai’s hosting of the mega global event, which reflects the country’s ability to provide a safe and secure environment for global events.

His Highness, along with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Algerian Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aimene Benabderrahmane, viewed  aerobatic displays presented by five teams representing the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and India.

Dubai Airshow is the largest event of its kind in the aviation industry held after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the biggest edition ever, featuring 1,200 exhibitors.

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