01 Nov 2016 – 1:43
By Sidi Mohamed / The Peninsula
The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani opened yesterday the 11th edition of Milipol Qatar 2016, the International Exhibition of Homeland Security, at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.
The opening ceremony was attended by a number of ministers and high-ranking officials from a across the region and from international delegations.
After opening the three-day exhibition, the Prime Minister toured the various pavilions and sections of the exhibition, where he was briefed about the latest equipment and devices, and innovative services in the field of homeland security and civil defense.
The Premier listened to an explanation about their functions and sophisticated technologies, and the integration of security systems to strengthen internal security, prevention and protection of crimes before they occur.
Speaking on the sidelines of the exhibition, the Prime Minister said that Milipol Qatar was the fruit of collaboration between Qatar’s Ministry of Interior and Milipol France.
He mentioned that the size and the high quality of participation in the current edition reflected the success of Qatar in attracting major international companies specializing in homeland security and civil defence services and systems, making the event one of the most prominent exhibitions at the regional and international level.
He also said the participants are presenting their latest products in the field of homeland security to meet the needs and requirements of security, hoping to achieve more success in the coming sessions.
Sheikh Mohammed Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Kuwait; Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al-Busaidi, Omani Minister of Interior; Noureddine Badawi, Algeria’s Interior and Local Communities Minister; Al Hadi Mejdoub, Tunisia’s Minister of Interior; Dr Mohammed bin Ali Koman, Secretary General of the Arab Interior Ministers’ Council, and Police Lieutenant General Aliyev Ismat, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Republic of Azerbaijan were present at the opening ceremony, among others
Al Hadi Mejdoub, Tunisia’s Minister of Interior, said that such events are very important and attracted regional and international participation.
He said the security situation differs from one country to another, but the security remains a priority and it is important to know about the latest equipment and technology in this regard.
A representative of the Turkish minister of interior, said: ” We have come here to know about the latest developments and equipment in the security field.”