Spain, Thailand sign cooperation deal at UNVEX
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Spain, Thailand sign cooperation deal at UNVEX

El major general Krida Taviya y el Digam, almirante Santiago González Gómez. Foto:

Delegations representing the defense ministries of Spain and Thailand signed a cooperation agreement during the European summit on remotely-piloted systems UNVEX S&D held at the congress hall of the northwestern Spanish city of León.

The deal was made amid the important bilateral relations between the Spanish Ministry of Defense and countries in Southeast Asia. Within this context, the 13th meeting of the Joint Spanish-Thai Logistics Committee took place.

A delegation headed by Maj. Gen. Krida Taviya, head of Supplies Management at the Thai joint logistics office, and composed of logistic chiefs in each military branch and the Defence Technology Institute (DTI), visited Spain between May 27 and June 1.

Meetings with the defense industry

The meeting reinforced bilateral relations between the two countries and served to raise the Spanish defense industry’s profile.

The Spanish Armament and Material Office’s Sub-Directorate of International Relations, through its Exterior Support Office (OFICAEX) programed meetings and visits to companies and institutions over the week, as part of their relentless work supporting Spain’s defense industry.

The holding of UNVEX in this same period has represented an excellent opportunity to provide institutional support. On May 30, the Thai delegation, accompanied by OFICAEX representatives, visited the exhibit in León, where it received first-hand information from the companies present and attended the thematic hall dedicated to C-UAS (Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems) and Protection systems.