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King to open SOFEX Tuesday

May 04,2014 - Last updated at May 04,2014

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), will on Tuesday inaugurate the 10th Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX 2014).

On Sunday, SOFEX Managing Director Amer Tabbaa said that the event will begin on Monday with a conference titled “Special Forces at the Time of Digital Wars”, during which 600 world leaders, defence ministers, army chiefs and strategic planners from 52 countries will take part. 

Tabbaa added that the conference provides a platform for world leaders and experts to discuss issues related to world security and the role of the latest technologies in handling the emerging security challenges.  

He also said that a total of 371 companies from 41 countries will participate in this year’s exhibition.  

The exhibition, which will run through May 8, will be held in a space of 75,000 square metres at the King Abdullah I Airbase near Amman, with local, regional and international companies showcasing the latest special operations and technology equipment, he added.

The exhibition is directly supervised by HRH Prince Feisal with support from JAF and security agencies. 

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