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18.02.2019
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 region.

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 Rumaithi.

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.

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