Sunday, February 20, 2011

Russia sends delegation to intl. defense expo in UAE

Russia is sending its delegation to IDEX 2011, an international defense exhibition that will be held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on February 20-24.

The Russian Defense Ministry said Friday the delegation, led by First Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin, will be in Abu Dhabi until Monday.

"On February 20, Popovkin will attend the solemn ceremony of the exhibition opening and will get familiarized with new specimens of weapons and military hardware," the Russian ministry said.

Thirty-three Russian defense industry enterprises will take part in IDEX 2011, including state arms exporter Rosoboronexport and state corporation Russian Technologies.

According to the exhibition website, IDEX is the largest defense and security event in the Middle East and North African region.

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