CAIRO - Pakistan's gold plated Gun is shines in Egyptian Defence Expo.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated Cairo’s first-ever arms fair exhibition- Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX 2018) on Monday.
Hundreds of companies showcased their products at the three-day event and 40 countries were represented at the event.
Among the items on display are US armoured personnel carriers, Indian and Saudi assault rifles, gold-plated firearms from Pakistan, and models of French-made Rafale fighter jets.[image: 10.Ammunitions are displayed on the Pakistani stand during on the first day of Egypt Defense Expo, showcasing military systems and hardware in Cairo PHOTO: REUTERS]
The show highlights the “strength of the country,” said the Egyptian minister for military production, Mohamed al-Assar.
“We are exhibiting our products because Egypt’s military production has its place on the world market,” he told *AFP*.
The United States, a major ally of Egypt , has the largest number of foreign companies
Defence Minister Mohamed Ahmed Zaki said Egypt was looking to strengthen its security capabilities.
“The army… seeks to acquire strength from its cooperation with countries that value security and peace to roll back all forms of aggression on Egyptian soil,” he said at the opening ceremony.
He later held talks with his French counterpart and the Egyptian president, according to a statement from the Egyptian presidency.