SOFEX 2018

Safeguarding the nations [SOFEXD1]

08 May 2018

His Royal Highness Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein once again underlines his country’s continued focus towards creating a peaceful world, and the role played by SOFEX.

Even though the business of SOFEX is technically related to war, Prince Feisal pointed out that the intent behind it is peace, because it provides an opportunity for participants to show their unified stance against terrorism, and their desire for world peace.

“In light of the instability witnessed by countries around the world,” the Prince said, “it is essential to have a broadened understanding and strengthened co-operation to address imposed security challenges and maintain international peace and security.

“SOFEX, taking place in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is considered a world-leading platform showcasing the latest equipment, technologies and innovations in the fields of special operations and homeland security, bringing together companies of all sizes with military officials, decision-makers and professionals from across the world with the sole aim of responding to today’s multitude challenges and improving global security.

“We are proud that SOFEX has become a prominent forum, starting with the Middle East Special Operations Commanders Conference – preceding the exhibition – that includes a series of comprehensive and topical discussions delivered by high-ranking military officials and industry experts from all corners of the globe to tackle a wide range of issues, including counterterrorism, modern warfare and peacekeeping operations.

“SOFEX manages to deliver significant progress to meeting its objectives with the commitment and support of His Majesty King Abdullah II, as well as the Jordan Armed Forces and Security Agencies.

Furthermore, Jordan’s reputation as a progressive, secure and peaceful country, and positive relations with its neighbours and the international community, have also assisted with the success of SOFEX, which has gained momentum through the continuous and ongoing support drawn from various local, regional and international organisations, enhancing its position as a prime international platform within the field of global defence.

“The Kingdom’s advanced infrastructure, excellent transportation and modern means of communications have strengthened the country’s position as a global centre for trade, business and investment, which has also contributed to the success of the exhibition.

“There is no doubt,” Prince Feisal concluded, “that every member of the SOFEX team has dedicated his or her time in putting together an outstanding exhibition and conference.”

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