Saudi Arabian Military Industries participates in top military exhibition

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) logo is seen during the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 17, 2019. (REUTERS)
Updated 10 September 2019

Saudi Arabian Military Industries participates in top military exhibition

  • The exhibition is expected to welcome more than 34,000 attendees from across the globe

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) is participating in the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition at London’s ExCeL convention center from Sept. 10-13.
SAMI is showcasing its wide-ranging lineup of cutting-edge military and defense systems and solutions spanning its five business divisions: Aeronautics, land systems, naval systems, weapons and missiles, and defense electronics.
During the exhibition, SAMI will explore new opportunities to build partnerships in line with its vision to develop new technologies locally, attract foreign investment to Saudi Arabia.
The Advanced Electronics Co. and SAMI Navantia Naval Industries are taking part in the exhibition under SAMI’s umbrella.
SAMI’s Chairman Ahmed Al-Khateeb, its CEO Dr. Andreas Schwer, a number of its executive management members, and officials from international companies visited SAMI’s booth on the first day of the most anticipated event in the industry.
The exhibition is expected to welcome more than 34,000 attendees from across the globe.


Saudi foreign minister calls for ‘transparent and independent’ Beirut explosion investigation

Updated 30 min 46 sec ago

Saudi foreign minister calls for ‘transparent and independent’ Beirut explosion investigation

  • Prince Faisal bin Farhan told an emergency donors conference that Saudi Arabia stands with Lebanon
  • Minister condemns 'destructive hegemony' of Hezbollah, which has history of storing explosive materials among civilians

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia called for a transparent and independent investigation into the Beirut explosion, the Kingdom’s foreign minister said on Sunday.
Prince Faisal bin Farhan told an emergency donors conference that Saudi Arabia stands with Lebanon. He described the explosion that killed more than 150 people as “horrific.”

Prince Faisal said strong state institutions that work for the interests of the Lebanese people are vital to the reform required to guarantee Lebanon's political and economic future.
“The continued destructive hegemony of the terrorist organization Hezbollah worries us all, and we all know this organization’s history of using explosive materials and storing them among civilians in several Arab and European countries and in north and south America.”
“Lebanon is in dire need of comprehensive and urgent political and economic reform to ensure that this terrible disaster will not occur again,” he said.

He added that four planes carrying Saudi aid have arrived in Beirut.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has provided 290 tons of medical equipment, food supplies and housing materials.

The conference was hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.