First Deputy to the Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleg Hladkovskiy took part in the opening of an international defense exhibition in the UAE
First Deputy to the Secretary
of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleg Hladkovskiy took
part in the opening of an international defense exhibition in the UAE.
The 14th international defense
exhibition and conference IDEX 2019 opened up on February 17 in Abu Dhabi
and will last till February 21.
The Ukrainian delegation
headed by First Deputy to the Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleg
Hladkovskiy, also included Deputy Minister of Defense lieutenant general Ihor
Pavlovsky, First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of
Ukraine Ihor Kolesnik, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of
Ukraine Yuriy Brovchenko, Head of the SC "Ukroboronprom" Pavlo Bukin,
Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Arab Emirates Yuriy Polurez.
During the opening of the
exhibition, Mr. Hladkovskiy met with UAE Prime Minister and Vice-President
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and emphasized that military-technical
cooperation with the Middle East countries is extremely promising for our the
state, and Ukraine considers the UAE a reliable and priority partner in the
During the meeting with Deputy
Supreme Commander of the UAE's Armed Forces, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Mr. Hladkovskiy stated that the Ukrainian side
was ready to implement bilateral projects in armored and aviation spheres and
to create new high-precision weapons. According to the First Deputy to the
Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine, the establishment of joint ventures will
significantly strengthen the positions of each country, both in the
international arena and in the region.
Moreover, Mr. Hladkovskiy met
with Chief of the General Staff of the UAE Armed Forces lieutenant general Al
Around 15 defense enterprises
of the SC "Ukroboronprom" presented Ukrainian production, in particular,
armored vehicles, "Corsar" and "Skif" anti-tank missile systems, radar
stations, aircraft and aviation guided missiles, naval-military equipment.
IDEX is held every two years at the Abu Dhabi
National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), located in the center of Abu Dhabi,
the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and is under the patronage of the UAE
President and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and full support of the UAE Armed Forces.