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International session on "armaments and defence economics" Africa and the Middle East (SIAMO)

To discover and discuss the French approach to a given issue of defence, security and international relations in Africa and the Middle East, and to encourage exchanges between high-level officials from countries and local organisations on issues of common interest.


  • Discover France's approach to defence, security and international relations in the region
  • Discuss future prospects in relation to the year's issues
  • Sharing French operational know-how with a view to developing future defence and security cooperation agreements
  • Encourage the emergence and consolidation of a privileged cooperation network as part of active diplomacy in the region.

Target audience

Senior officials with expertise in capability coherence and/or defence procurement (politicians, military personnel, defence engineers, contractors, directors of research institutes, etc.).

Admission: by invitation only.

Prerequisites : Fluency in English, relevant professional experience and a high level of responsibility.

Main themes

  • The context of forces equipment
  • Equipping the forces from the specification of the need to the drafting of the solution
  • Managing armaments programmes
  • Equipment delivery: from use to entry into service.

Educational triptych

  • Conferences and round tables
  • Visits to industrial and military sites

Training organised in partnership with the Direction générale de l'armement (DGA).