The 11th edition of four-day International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2022 concluded at the Expo Centre in Karachi on Friday.
Addressing the concluding ceremony, Federal Minister for Defence Production Muhammad Israr Tareen said that we have achieved all targets of holding the IDEAS 2022 in which our country showcased one of the best and technologically advanced air and ground equipment.
He said Pakistan has proudly achieved self-sufficiency in many fields relating to the defence sector.
The Federal Minister said that the exhibition was participated by around 285 foreign defence delegations from 64 countries, which shows the significance and success of the exhibition.
He informed that over 30 MoUs were also signed by delegates on the side-line of IDEAS-2022.
He added that the aim of the IDEAS 2022 was to showcase our products, demonstrate our organizational skills to plan and conduct a mega event of international stature and provide a great international platform to convey our viewpoints on security issues of the region.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director General of Defense Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) Major General Muhammad Arif Malik said Pakistan is producing high-quality defence products which are competitive in cost but are equal in terms of quality.
He said Pakistan would continue to hold IDEAS biennially and has great potential to export its defence products across different continents of the world.
He said that we received a very good response for IDEAS 2022 from Turkiye, China, North America, South America, Europe, Asia and other countries.