Chairman’s Message

The launch of the Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC) came to facilitate communication among members, including the companies operating in the industrial sector and the key partners from the defense sector, as well as to cater to their needs and to promote the culture of transparency and continuous communication.

EDCC also seeks to contribute in developing capabilities of the manufacturing sector and in opening new horizons for the economic development in the UAE.

The establishment of this Council in 2014, coincided with the economic diversification drive, which places a priority on the development of the private sector and on creating opportunity.

Tawazun Economic Council, one of the EDCC’s key strategic partners, aims to achieve comprehensive and sustainable economic and social development that entails more focused efforts towards a diversified and knowledge-driven economy. It focuses on building capabilities and developing projects in defense and aerospace sectors.

EDCC’s key partner, the Ministry of Defense, attaches great importance to the role the Council will be playing in support of the other partners and on the national companies operating in defense aerospace and aviation in general. This comes in the forefront of strengthening national defense companies’ presence within regional and international markets, promoting skills and technological knowledge, in addition to enabling those companies to exchange experiences and identify best global practices in the industry and related areas. The Council shall promote communication and cooperation among the national and international players by creating the right venues and networking information sharing platforms.

We must also point out that the Council shall identify and meet needs of national defense sector and contribute in the industrial and economic development effectively.

The Council will focus on addressing the long-term strategy for the industrial sector, promote communication between the different stakeholders, achieve further development, and exchange experiences in manufacturing process know-how.

We will work together to represent the Emirates Defense Companies Council and to improve cooperation and communication in order to achieve the vision and aspirations of our wise leadership to promote economic growth and to accelerate Emiratization in the private sector.

Matar Ali Al Romaithi


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