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Russian firms to take part in Bahrain defence expo

MANAMA, July 13, 2017

A number of Russian companies are likely to take part in the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Bidec) 2017, to be held later this year in the kingdom.

The event will take place from October 16 to 18, at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre.

A delegation from Bahrain Defence Force recently gave a briefing to Russian companies on the exhibition, said a BNA report.

The briefing at the headquarters of Rosoboronexport was held in cooperation with the embassy of  Bahrain in Russia and was attended by the Ambassador of Bahrain to Russia, Ahmed Abdulrahman Al-Sa’ati; Colonel Adnan Mohammed Al-Sada; Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Ali Al Rowaie; and the representative of "Clarion Events", the organiser of the exhibition, added the report.

Rosoboronexport deputy director general, Igor Sevastyanov and 15 representatives of Russian companies specialised in military industry, including Kalashnikov Concern, Rostec Corporation, Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation and Ruselectroincs, attended the meeting from the Russian side.

Rosoboronexport deputy director general welcomed Dr Al-Sa’ati and the Bahraini delegation, highlighting the development of cooperation between Bahrain and Russia reflected in the numerous contracts that have been signed between the two countries in the fields of military and defence.

He affirmed Rosoboronexport’s keenness, along with its partners and representatives, to actively participate in BIDEC 2017 and to enhance joint cooperation between Bahrain and Russia.

Al Sa’ati expressed thanks and appreciation to Rosoboronexport’s officials for providing the opportunity to brief Russian companies on BIDEC 2017 and to promote Russian products in the Middle East.

The sales director and the representative of Clarion Events gave a presentation of the exhibition, logistical and technical topics related to the participation of Russian companies, the spaces allocated to them and the number of participants from foreign countries.

The representatives of the Russian military companies raised questions and queries to the representatives of the Bahrain Defence Force, regarding logistic and technical topics.

The representatives of Rosoboronexport and other Russian military companies affirmed their keenness to participate actively in such exhibitions, highlighting the importance of the GCC to the Russian military products, added the report.

Tags: | Bahrain | Russia | expo | defence | Bidec |

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