HE Prime Minister Inaugurates 14th Edition of Milipol Qatar 2022 Exhibition

27 May 2022

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, inaugurated the 14th edition of Milipol Qatar 2022 Exhibition. The three-day national security and civil defence event took place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.

The inauguration of the exhibition attracted high-level visitors, including Qatari ministers, senior officials, foreign ministers, chief police officers from a number of neighbouring and friendly nations as well as foreign ambassadors and representatives of exhibiting companies.

Following the inauguration, HE Sheikh Khalid toured the various pavilions and sections of the exhibition, during which he was briefed on the latest and most advanced national security and civil defence systems, equipment, devices and services on display. HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior used the opportunity to learn about the various features of the new security systems, their purpose and methods of integration into the existing security infrastructure. Additionally, he was shown how the advanced technologies would be utilised for crime prevention, with the end goal of promoting national security.

During his visit, HE Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Thani led the opening of a number of projects and buildings affiliated to a number of security and service departments at the Ministry of Interior. HE Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Thani also announced the launching of 17 new e-services on the Ministry of Interior’s Metrash2 app, in addition to launching a digital ID app and an early warning system designed to respond to emergencies.

This landmark event comes against the backdrop of the State of Qatar’s preparations to host the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, displaying some of the latest mega event safety and security products and services that will be used during the tournament.

In addition, the event featured a series of seminars and workshops introducing the latest safety and security systems, which focused primarily on the best technical solutions to address potential cyber security risks.

Some 22 European, Asian, North American and Middle Eastern countries participated in this year’s event, including France, which hosted over 20 companies, the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy and Austria, Australia, India, Cyprus, Slovakia, Croatia, Finland, Canada and the Netherlands.

The high level of interest and momentum the event attracted are a testament to the exhibition’s status and significance as a regional and international platform bringing together specialists in homeland security and civil defence since its launch in 1996.