Collaboration in Future Technologies’ is the key message from the UK as it sends a “strong delegation” to the upcoming Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (Dimdex 2018), it has been announced.
Fleur Thomas, regional director in the Department of International Trade’s Defence and Security Organisation, will lead the UK delegation, the British embassy in Qatar has said in a press statement, adding that ships from the Royal Navy will attend the event.
“This strong UK presence reiterates the importance of the strategic defence and security relationship between the UK and Qatar,” the statement noted.
Dimdex 2018 will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre from March 12-14.
The delegation will support UK companies in displaying and demonstrating a range of world-leading defence and security technologies. The UK’s capability themes include maritime security, technological support to operations, disaster relief and cyber.
The UK has supported Dimdex since its inception and has a proven track record in delivering capabilities and solutions, with significant transfer of technology, to allies across the world, the statement adds.
The UK team will be also be building on their international reputation for establishing successful partnerships and international collaborative arrangements and seeking to develop closer links with governments and industrial partners across the region.
Thomas said, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to visit Dimdex 2018 to highlight the UK’s important defence and security relationship with Qatar.
“Dimdex 2018 presents an excellent opportunity for us to show the best that Britain has to offer and find common ground on which partnerships can be built.”
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