King Inaugurates SOFEX 2022 In Aqaba

(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency)

Aqaba, Nov 1 (Petra) -- his majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab army (JAF), on Tuesday inaugurated the Special Operations Exhibition, within the Special Operations Forces exhibition and conference SOFEX 2022, in Aqaba.
King Abdullah was received by His Royal Highness Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Yousef Hneiti.
Jordan Design and Development Bureau (JODDB) CEO and SOFEX Jordan General Manager Brig. Gen. Ayman Batran said the conference, under His Majesty's leadership, has become an international hub for exhibiting the latest technologies affiliated with special forces.
For his part, King Abdullah II Special Forces Group Commander Col. Nael Shugeirat expressed appreciation for the King's continuous support, which enabled JAF to build strong partnerships with a number of countries, highlighting the importance of SOFEX in enhancing international cooperation in the development of defence industries.
His Majesty also attended a JAF drill on the southern shore of Aqaba held as part of the SOFEX opening ceremony.
The King, accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Hashem bin Abdullah II, toured the exhibition, which features the latest equipment and technologies in defence and security used by elite and special forces worldwide, including in defence, planning, organisation, and training.
A special pavilion for JAF and security agencies showcases their military, technical, and training capabilities, and highlights their international role in peace-keeping forces and joint drills, as well as the key products and equipment they oversee in terms of manufacturing and distribution.
Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Hneiti, General Intelligence Department Director Maj. Gen. Ahmad Husni, and Public Security Directorate Director Maj. Gen. Obaidallah Maaytah accompanied His Majesty on the tour.
The four-day event kicked off its 13th edition on Monday in Aqaba with the Middle East Special Operations Commanders Conference
This year's SOFEX features the participation of over 300 companies in the field of defence and weapon manufacturing from 38 countries, in addition to delegations from 98 countries, and 13 pavilions for participating countries.
The event features specialised workshops, discussions, and live shows, in addition to private meetings and signing of agreements.
01/11/2022 20:55:15


Jordan News Agency

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