UK ministerial visit to Dubai air show 2003 is likely
The UK will have partnership as the main theme of its participation at the Dubai air show this December. And the Defense Export Services Organization (Deso), of the Ministry of Defense, said a UK ministerial visit to the show is likely.
"Dubai 2003 is the premier show in the world for us now,’ said Adam Thomas, Public Affairs Advisor, Deso. "We will have aircraft assets at the show and are looking for a mechanism to ensure exposure for them."
"It is also likely that there will be ministerial attendance at the show because of the long bilateral and commercial relationship we have with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in particular,” he added.
Deso also said it is encouraging small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to participate at Dubai 2003 which will be held at the Airport Expo Dubai from December 7 – 11. "Inward investment and partnerships will be our theme," said Thomas.
"SME’s will be part of our emphasis. It will be an ideal occasion for small companies from both sides to get together to explore joint venture opportunities, the financial elements and legal framework for partnerships going forward."
The UK is one of nine countries which, to date, have committed to Dubai 2003, the eighth international aerospace exhibition. Exhibitors from 26 countries have contracted for the show, which is organized by Fairs & Exhibitions (F&E), in conjunction with the Department of Civil Aviation, Government of Dubai and in collaboration with the UAE Armed Forces. — (menareport.com)
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