Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today visited the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) organized by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
She joined the exhibition at the invitation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The five-day event is being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre to draw government policy makers, military officials and defence specialists to discuss defence issues.
On her arrival at the exhibition center, the prime minister was received by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan.
IDEX is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence.
IDEX is held in every two years since 1993 under the patronage of President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region.
More than 1,300 defence firms and entities are attending the defence exhibition.
IDEX is the largest specialised defence exhibition in the region and is celebrating its silver jubilee this year. It is set to become the largest defence exhibition with the presence of representatives from more than 60 countries.
Sheikh Hasina arrived here this morning on the second leg of her first overseas tour after she was elected the prime minister for the third consecutive time last month.
During the visit, the prime minister will hold meetings with UAE leaders and join a reception to be organized by Bangladesh community in the UAE where around 700,000 Bangladeshi people are working.