DSA 2022, NATSEC Asia 2022 show Malaysia is open for business and is the ideal destination for investments and trade – Hishammuddin


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KUALA LUMPUR MAR.27: The Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2022 and National Security (NATSEC) Asia 2022, that will be held in MITEC from 28th -31st Mar. will be the first and biggest international event hosted by Malaysia before entering the ‘Transition to Endemic’ Phase on 1st April 2022.

Senior Minister of Defence, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, as one of the leading international defence and security shows, the next four days will send a strong signal to the world that Malaysia is open for business and is the ideal destination for investments and trade – a much-needed catalyst to spur and contribute to our recovery efforts.

Hishammuddin added, as the Defence Ministers of Indonesia and Philippines will be attending physically, Malaysia will host the Trilateral Cooperative Arrangement (TCA) Ministerial Meeting on the sidelines of DSA tomorrow, 28th March.

“The three Defence Ministers of the TCA had met on September 2018 in Manila. It will serve as an important avenue for shared security concerns in common maritime areas between our countries to be addressed at the ministerial level,” Hishammuddin said at the joint press conference with Minister of Home Affairs Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin here today.

With the theme, “Advancing into a New Era of Defence and Security,” the concurrently-held 17th DSA 2022 and 2nd NATSEC Asia 2022 are jointly hosted, supported and co-organised by the Ministry and Defence (MINDEF) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) as well as the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF).

Hishammuddin said, 25,000 visitors from more than 50 countries and regions will be participating; including some 4,800 international visitors comprising experts, exhibitors, delegates, government officials, captains of industries besides 181 local and foreign journalists will be covering the four days event.

“Malaysia will play host to over 350 foreign VVIP delegates from 45 countries and regions made up of Defence Ministers, Home Ministers, Armed Forces Chiefs and Inspector General of Police, Service Chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force along with Director-Generals and Heads of Cyber-Security Agencies.

“About 1,170 companies from 54 countries will be participating over the next four days to showcase the most sophisticated hardware and electronics of land, air and sea; along with cutting-edge technology in the areas of cyber domains, border protection, citizen identification, artificial intelligence, battlefield healthcare, training and simulation systems, police and homeland security peripherals, as well as protection systems of critical asset,” Hishammuddin said.

Meanwhile, there will be 20 Country Group Pavilions by countries which include Malaysia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Indonesia, India, Italy, Norway, Pakistan, Slovakia, Spain, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, and People’s Republic of China, the Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

A key feature of the four-day event will be the Putrajaya Forum 2022 on 29th March, organised by The Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS) and MINDEF Malaysia and it will focus on “Shared Regional Responsibility” over two sessions, titled “Adapting to Regional Security Evolution” and “Security Without Borders” respectively. –Malaysia World News

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