Manama, September 18 (BNA) His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Personal Representative of His Majesty the King and Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of the Bahrain International Airshow, affirmed that the successes achieved by the Bahrain International Airshow in the past five years. The publications reflect the wise, forward-looking visions of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the first supporter and initiator of the event.
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah stressed that during the past editions, BIAS succeeded in attracting major international civil and military aviation companies, and promoting Bahrain as a home for aviation industry shows, citing the extensive media coverage of the event, and the keenness of major companies to participate. in it.
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah revealed that the Kingdom will host the sixth edition of the prestigious aviation exhibition (BIAS 2022) from November 9 to 11, 2022, at Sakhir Air Base, under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad.
His Excellency pointed out that the event will provide renewable opportunities in the aviation industry as it will turn into an attractive destination for investment in this vital sector, which represents 8% of global output, provides job opportunities for more than 200 million workers and contributes $3.5 trillion in global output, adding that Bahrain is looking forward to benefiting from this industry in creating a value-added work environment through the presence of these companies in this air show.
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad expressed his thanks and appreciation to the government, led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, for its support for the event, and for the cooperation of all ministries and state departments to ensure its success.
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah expressed his hope that the Bahrain International Investment Fair 2022 will achieve remarkable results, by promoting the Kingdom as an international investment destination, revitalizing the national economy, and contributing to creating new job opportunities for the new generation.
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad highly valued the efforts made by the Ministry of Transport and Communications in cooperation with the Bahrain Defense Force, the Royal Bahraini Air Force, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all relevant state departments. Their outstanding work in preparing strategic plans and programs to ensure the success of the next edition of the Bahrain International Airshow.
In this regard, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad asked the Minister of Transport and Communications and Vice Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of BIAS, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, to sign the BIAS Organizing Agreement 2022 and 2024 with Farnborough International, based in the United Kingdom. .
On this occasion, the minister said that he is looking forward to more fruitful cooperation with Farnborough International by organizing a three-day air show in 2022, noting that the Bahrain International Investment Show 2022 is expected to witness a large participation.
On the sidelines of his participation in the International Defense and Security Equipment Exhibition (DSEI 2021), the Minister held several meetings with official delegations of brotherly and friendly countries and heads of companies, and discussed with them the latest defense developments. and the aviation industry, in addition to the ongoing preparations for the BIAS 2022 contract.
Several international companies have agreed to participate in BIAS 2022, including BAE Systems (Britain), Lockheed Martin (USA), Leonardo Corporation (Italy), Bell Helicopters (USA), Thales (France) and Coleman (USA). American).
The Minister also held meetings with the Saudi General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI), the UK Department for International Trade (DIT-UK) and many other companies participating in DSEI 2021.