More than 20 countries have agreed to take part in the 2016 International Army Games competition, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Shoigu, the defense ministry has invited 47 states to take part in the competition.The 2016 International Army Games are expected to be run from July 30 until August 13.
“A decision has been made to extend the scope [of the competition] by increasing the number of contests from 13 to 23. The number of participants will be increased significantly… As of today, 21 states have already agreed to send their teams to International Army Games,” the minister said.
The first International Army Games competition, was held in August 2015, and attracted more than 2,000 participants from 17 countries. Some 11 different locations across Russia hosted elements of the contest.