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UAE defence cooperation with Belarus

A senior delegation from the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces, led by Major General Pilot Isaac Saleh Mohammed Al Baloushi, Head of the Executive Administration of Industries and Defence Capacities Development at the Ministry of Defence, visited the International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX-2019, held in the Belarusian capital, Minsk.

Accompanied by Ahmed Mohammed Manqoush Al Tunaiji, UAE Ambassador to Belarus, the delegation, witnessed the launch of the event at Minsk-Arena multifunctional sport and cultural complex, which was attended by Sergey Romas, Prime Minister of Belarus, and Viktor Lukashenko, Assistant President of Belarus for National Security Affairs. The ceremony included a live show marking the Victory Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Republic of Belarus.

They toured the exhibition and visited the pavilions of other countries and companies. They viewed the latest equipment and weapons on display while praising the participation of global defence companies.

Members of the delegation met with Major General Oleg Belukunyev, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces and First Deputy Minister of Defence of Belarus, and Golovchenko Roman Zandrović, Minister of State for the Military Industries Committee of Belarus, to discuss the defence cooperation between their countries and ways of developing them.

They also met with Nenad Miloradovic, Serbian Defence Minister, and attended the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding related to the defence industries of the UAE and Belarus.

MILEX-2019, to be held on from 15th to 18th May 2019, will include the most advanced models of weaponry and military equipment designed by engineering companies of Belarus, Russia and other countries of near and far abroad. The major goals of the exhibition are to present a broader view of the products of Belarusian defense industry, to familiarize the exhibition visitors with the recent developments in the field of high technology, to demonstrate the capabilities of enterprises engaged in modernization and repair of the military equipment.

Source: WAM

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