(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency)
Doha, May 24 (Petra) -- The Milipol Qatar 2022, an international event for homeland security and civil defense, kicked off on Tuesday morning, under the patronage of the Emir of Qatar.
Representing Jordan, Director of the Public Security Department (PSD) Maj. Gen. Hussein Hawatmeh took part in the opening ceremony of the exhibition. Jordan has always been committed to participating in the annual event alternately hosted by Doha and Paris.
The exhibition, held from May 24 to 26, was inaugurated by Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani. A total of 220 companies representing 22 countries from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America, are taking part in the exhibition.
Qatar's Prime Minister toured the exhibition's pavilions that showcase many homeland security and civil defense systems and devices produced by different participating countries. Milipol Qatar 2022 is a great opportunity for experts to look firsthand at the latest products and equipment in this field. Many deals are expected to be signed between the participants.
In a statement, the event's organizing committee said 60 percent of the participants this year are new faces. The exhibition includes five national pavilions representing France, North America, Germany, Italy, and Austria for the first time.
According to the organizing committee, this year's edition is held on an area of 7,000 cubic meters, two-folds bigger than the previous edition. The number of exhibitors has also increased to about triple the amount of last year, it added.
Milipol, the committee noted, has succeeded in being a leading regional event in homeland security and civil defense fields. Many agreements worth tens of millions of Dollars were signed last year.
Cybersecurity risks will also be discussed in Milipol Qatar by global and local experts, providing a host of solutions to mitigate the growing cybersecurity risks.
On the sidelines of the event, PSD's director also met his Qatari counterpart, discussing prospects of cooperation.
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