Under the auspices of HH The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani inaugurated the 10th edition of Milipol Qatar 2014 for internal State Security on Monday 20 October 2014 at Doha Exhibition Centre.
The opening ceremony was attended by HE Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, the Minister of Interior of Oman, Colonel General Kamaladdin Heydarov, the Azerbaijani Minister for Emergency Situations and Bernard Cazeneuve, the French Interior Minister.
HE Jassem bin Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti Minister of Transport Qatar, HE Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al Khulaifi, Director General of Public Security, HE Ghanim bin Shaheen Al Ghanim, Chief of Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces Major General (Pilot) and senior security officials from neighboring countries also attended the opening ceremony.
HE the Prime Minster and Minster of Interior spoke to the press and emphasised that Milipol Qatar is the result of cooperation between Qatar’s Ministry of Interior and France and noted that the increase in the exhibition’s capacity, in regard of participation and number of exhibitors this year reflects Milipol Qatar’s previous success.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that the Milipol Qatar exhibition is a different one as it is held alternatively in Doha and Paris. He added that french companies have been allowed to present their development in security at all levels as it’s a symbol of technological progress that the two countries want to achieve in the field of security.
According to The DGPS Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi, this edition was distinctive from previous editions, as it covers largest area and size showing a growth of 12% with 6055 square meters and with the participation of 261 exhibitors, as well as a large number of pavilions for advanced countries in the field of internal security.
Four Cooperation Agreements
In the presence of HE the Prime Minster and Minster of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalfia Al Thani, and French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, a letter of intent was signed between Qatar and France. The agreement was signed by DGPS Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulafi and Director General of French National Police. It is a letter of intent associated with training, cooperation, mutual understanding and the exchange of information in the field of security between the State of Qatar and the French Republic.
A cooperation agreement was signed between the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) and the French Gendarmerie. It was signed for the Qatari side, by Brigadier Fahd Rashid Al Ali, Director of the Office of the Internal Security Forces(Lekhwiya) Commander and for French side by the Director General of the French Gendarmerie.
Another cooperation agreement was signed in the field of security with the Azerbaijan, which was signed by HE Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi, Director General of Public Security and the Interior Minister of Azerbaijan.
The Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) also signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The agreement was signed for Lekhwiya by Brigadier Fahd Rashid Al Ali, Director of the Office of the Internal Security Forces (Lekhwiya) Commander and Colonel General Kamaladdin Heydarov, the Azerbaijani Minister for Emergency Situations.
10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Milipol 2014
- See the latest technology in the field of internal security in the Middle East and the world.
- Meet global safety and security companies from France, US, UK, UAE, KSA and more.
- Get to know how safe the country is and meet some of Qatar’s leading internal security companies including G4S, Qatar Security System Company, Hemaya, Al Faisal for Security Service, Lekhwiya as well as the Ministry of Interior.
- Check out the miniature sample of the Doha Metro – those who are eager to know what it will look like!
- Take a look at Qatar’s latest security technology including cars, weapons and other machinery. Besides the regular police motors and cars you see on the road on a daily basis, you’ll be to able to get close and personal with full size tanks and other combat vehicles at Milipol Qatar 2014. BMW, Toyota and Nissan display their police cars.
- Practice your shooting skills! At the Lekhwiya and Al Faisal for Security Service booths, you’ll be able to grab a gun and shoot into a target.
- If you have an interest in guns and other forms of weaponry, visit the Browning and Winchester booth as well as Lekhwiya.
- Stop by the Ministry of Interior’s booth to have a look at Qatar’s navy’s security technologies. Full size navy boats and/or vessels are available for viewing at Milipol Qatar 2014.
- Visit Airbus and its neighboring booths to get a glimpse of space defense and security.
- Don’t miss visiting Lekhwiya and Ministry of Interior. In our opinion, they are the winning booths at Milipol Qatar 2014. Definitely worth a visit!
Milipol Qatar 2014 will continue until 22 October 2014 at the Doha Exhibition Centre.
For more information, check out Marhaba’s Event’s Calendar or read Marhaba’s post MoI to Host International National Security Exhibition in October 2014.