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Monday April 14, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday April 14, 2014 MYT 7:29:11 AM
by jastin ahmad tarmizi
KUALA LUMPUR: Asean will showcase its solidarity in defence cooperation at the four-day Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2014 exhibition, which opens here today.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said DSA 2014 will feature the Asean Hall, aimed at promoting this regional cooperation.
“This is an avenue for member countries to showcase their success stories, progress and development of their defence industries,” he said after visiting the exhibition here yesterday.
Hishamuddin said the exhibition would be the platform for the countries to co-ordinate their defence to face any likely future threats.
“DSA’s target is to ensure Asean is seen as a bloc that can co-operate and co-ordinate, in terms of the defence industry, besides focusing on issues related to new threats,” said Hishammuddin.
He said 28 countries, including Malaysia, have signed-up for the event, the largest defence technology and equipment exhibition in Asia.
“They include developed and developing countries from all corners. Turkey will have the biggest pavilion, with about 50 companies participating,” he added.
This would be the 14th edition of the exhibition since it first started in 1988 and would see about 1,000 defence industry companies participating across 41,000 square metres of exhibition space. There were 850 exhibitors in 2012.
Hishammuddin said some 27,000 trade visitors from more than 50 countries are expected to visit DSA 2014, which ends on Thursday.
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