Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani on Tuesday inaugurated the 14th edition of Milipol Qatar 2022, an international event for homeland security and civil defense.
The three-day exhibition will be held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).
After the opening, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior took a tour in the exhibition’s various sections, during which he was briefed on the latest equipment and devices on display, services and innovative systems in the field of internal security and civil defense.
The Prime Minister was also briefed on the characteristics of the new security systems, its tasks and advanced technologies, the nature of their integration, and their roles in enhancing internal security, as well as preventing crimes before their occurrence.
The PM launched a number of projects and buildings affiliated to several security and service departments at the Ministry of Interior, in addition to 17 new electronic services on the Metrash2 application, the digital identity card application, and the early warning system to respond to emergencies.
As many as 220 international and local exhibiting companies from different countries are participation in the exhibition.
The exhibition allows companies to showcase their latest innovations in various security and civil defense sectors, defense solutions and equipment, communications and rescue technology and security, law enforcement products, communications software, and others.
The Milipol Qatar exhibition, which is organized every two years, together with Milipol Paris, constitutes a leading international partnership. It’s considered one of the major exhibitions specialising in providing services, technologies, and innovations in the security sector. There are seminars held on its sidelines on cyber security and the security of major events in the presence of a group of international experts.
In a press statement Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Major General Abdulaziz bin Faisal Al Thani stressed that Milipol Qatar 2022 represents an international platform and its has a Qatari imprint in the field of security industries and exhibitions in the Middle East and North Africa. He praised the level of attendance and the development of exhibitors who participate with the latest and best products at the local, regional and international levels.
He said the exhibition is important for the authorities concerned with security in many countries of the world, including the Qatari Ministry of Interior, through which the ministry is aware of the development in the field of modern security technologies in the world. It also represents an opportunity to learn about advanced devices and their suitability for the security tasks they undertake, stressing that Qatar is one of the safest and most secure countries in the world according to the indicators and standards of the relevant international institutions, and in accordance with the reality the country is witnessing thanks to the insightful vision of HH the Amir. He said the Ministry of Interior operates according to an integrated system and a strategic vision that sets the highest standards of security and safety and applies them with a high level of professionalism, wishing Milipol exhibition and all the guests success.
Director of Public Security Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi praised the good organization of the 14th International Event of Homeland Security and Civil Defense, which is a real addition to providing security services at the region’s level with modern devices and equipment in the field of internal security, which helps in the fight against crime.
He said Milipol Qatar is one of the most important international exhibitions, not only for Qatar, but for many advanced countries in the production and development of internal security systems, as well as countries that seek to acquire the best of what modern science has reached in the field of security devices and internal security systems.
The inauguration was attended by ministers and ranking officials in the country, in addition to guest ministers who are visiting the country, as well as police leaders from several brotherly and friendly countries, ambassadors accredited to the country and representatives of exhibiting companies.