16 Mar 2018 – 10:45
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah met with Minister of Defence of the Italian Republic, Roberta Pinotti. They discussed bilateral relations and means of strengthening and developing them, as well as common experiences in the field of training. A number of senior officers of the Armed Forces attended the meeting. The two Ministers witnessed yesterday the signing of contracts for the Qatari Armed Forces with Italian aerospace and defence group Leonardo to purchase 28 NH90 helicopters, aircraft armament contract with MBDA, and an agreement for purchasing automatic simulators of helicopters of the same type from the Canadian company CAE as part of Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2018).