Over 80 Foreign Delegations to Take Part in Russia’s Army-2016 Forum

 

 Combat hardware exhibition at the opening of the Army-2015 International Military-Technical Forum at the new congress and exhibition center in Patriot Park in Kubinka in the Moscow suburbs. File photo

   More than 80 foreign delegations will take part in the Army-2016 international military forum to be held near Moscow next week, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday.

   MOSCOW The Russian Defense Ministry’s Army-2016 forum is set to take place on September 6-11 in Kubinka, a western suburb of Moscow. The forum is expected to be the country’s largest event designed to showcase modern weapons and military equipment.

   “It will bring together over 1,000 Russian enterprises and organizations, more than 80 foreign delegations. National expositions by our colleagues from the CSTO [Collective Security Treaty Organization]- Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia — will be presented at the exhibition,” the minister said during a conference call at the Russian Defense Ministry.    

   Shoigu added that the preparations for this event had been completed “on the whole.”

The Army-2015 forum attracted over 800 exhibitors and over 200,000 visitors from 73 countries, as well official delegations from 38 countries.

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