By Mirsaid Ibrahimzade
Implementation of new big projects aimed at increasing the combat capability of the Azerbaijani Army is underway and the results of joint activities with other states in this sphere are impressive.
The 9th International Exhibition of Arms Military Machinery MILEX-2019 is underway in Minsk, Belarus, from May 15 to May 18.
Within the framework of the opening ceremony, the prime minister of Belarus read out a congratulatory letter from the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko addressed to the exhibitors.
Yahya Musayev, Azerbaijan’s Deputy Minister of Defense Industry, attended the official opening of the event.
The exhibition, organized by the State Authority for Military Industry of Belarus, includes 170 companies from 10 countries - Belarus, Azerbaijan, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Poland, Russia, Serbia and South Africa.
The Ministry of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan has its own stand at this exhibition.
Warfare products for export such as sniper rifles, assault rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers, mortars, ammunition of various calibers and other products are presented at the MILEX-2019 exhibition.
It is considered one of the largest exhibitions in Eastern Europe in terms of infrastructure and number of participants.
As part of the exhibition, Yahya Musayev will meet with delegations from a number of countries and representatives of leading firms and companies in the defense industry.
Azerbaijan leaves behind many CIS and regional countries to take its place among the first 52 strongest armies of the world, according to the Global Firepower survey center.
The country, which is in war with neighboring Armenia over the latter's groundless territorial claims during more than 20 years, keeps in focus the armament. While creating its own armament, Azerbaijan works closely with companies leading in various fields of military industry.
Mirsaid Ibrahimzade is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @MirsaidIbrahim1
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