African Defense Ministers Attend Russia's ARMY-2023 Forum

© Sputnik . Mikhail Voskresensky / Go to the mediabankIn the press center at the International Military-Technical Forum "ARMY-2023" at the Patriot Convention and Exhibition Center
In the press center at the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2023 at the Patriot Convention and Exhibition Center - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 14.08.2023
The International ARMY Forum, which takes place every summer, opens this Monday at the Patriot Russian Army Exhibition Park, near Moscow. It will run from August 14 to 20, bringing together almost 1,500 Russian defense companies and 85 foreign companies.
Defense ministers of the Central African Republic, Burkina Faso and Guinea, who are heading national delegations, are among participants of the ARMY-2023 military-technical forum opened on Monday near Russia's capital.
Moreover, Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu will take part in the conference as part of his visit to Russia and Belarus from August 14 to 19, his ministry has recently announced.
To date, 63 states have confirmed their participation. Six countries are planning to present their national exhibits.
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Russia will be presenting high-performance military equipment, including a drone bomber, the new MiG-35 fighter jet and other modifications to aircraft and helicopters already on the market.
According to reports, at the end of the forum, the Russian Defense aims to conclude contracts worth over $4.5 billion.
The forum coincides with the 11th Moscow Conference on International Security.