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Lukashenko: MILEX expo once again demonstrates Belarus' openness

President 15.05.2019 | 11:12
At the expo
At the expo

MINSK DISTRICT, 15 May (BelTA) – The format of the defense technology expo MILEX once again demonstrates the openness of our country, Belarus' interest in the development of cooperation with other states in the field of security, the message of greetings from Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko addressed to the participants and guests of the expo reads. The message was read out by Belarus Prime Minister Sergei Rumas, BelTA informs.

“This remarkable forum traditionally reflects major trends in the formation of the global weapons market and features cutting-edge achievements of leading Belarusian and foreign manufacturers of military products. The format of the defense technology expo MILEX once again demonstrates the openness of our country, Belarus' interest in the development of cooperation with other states in the field of security. It gives an opportunity to the general public to learn more about the achievements of the defense industry which is one of the crucial high-tech sectors of the national economy,” the message of greetings reads.

The president is convinced that the expo will encourage manufacturers of weapons to share their best practices, kick-start their joint projects and become a good platform for signing mutually beneficial contracts. The head of state wished the organizers, participants and guests of the MILEX 2019 expo health, every success and productive work.

The official opening ceremony will take place at the Stalin's Line historical and cultural complex. Some acts of the opening ceremony will be dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Belarus' liberation from the Nazi. Modern weapon systems and military hardware, which were made and commissioned by the Belarusian army in the last few years, will be used as part of the ceremony. The weapon systems will be used as part of a demonstration of an operation meant to destroy a militant group.

The exposition will be located in Minsk Arena and the surrounding outdoor area. It will open at 15.00. The expo will feature over 160 producers and exporters of defense products from Belarus, Azerbaijan, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Poland, Russia, Serbia and the Republic of South Africa. The largest expositions will be displayed by Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and China. The 8th international scientific conference on military technology problems, defense, security, and dual-use technologies will take place as part of MILEX 2019.

In terms of its scope, the composition and the level of participants, the availability of exhibition infrastructure it is believed to be one of the largest expos in Eastern Europe. Starting from 2001, this large-scale forum has been of interest for leading Belarusian and foreign manufactures of military hardware. The organizers are the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus, the Belarusian Defense Ministry, and the national expo center BelExpo.

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