His Excellency Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, headed the delegation of the United Arab Emirates to attend the opening of the events of the "Maks 2019" aviation and space exhibition. "Maks 2019" is one of the largest and most prominent international aviation and space exhibitions, which is held in the city of Zhukovsky at the airport of the Institute of Air Research.
His Excellency attended, after the opening, live demonstrations of military and civilian aircraft participating in the exhibition, where some companies displayed their latest innovations from aircraft, flight simulators, devices, equipment and innovative industries.
His Excellency also toured the exhibition, during which he learned about the latest achievements and capabilities of the Russian space sector and Russian scientific centers, where some of the prototypes of aircraft and modern combat systems were displayed, in addition to the exclusive experimental units at the MAKS exhibition.
On the sidelines of the exhibition, His Excellency Minister of State for Defense met with Sergey Shoygo, Russian Minister of Defense, in the presence of Lieutenant General Alexander Fomin, Russian Deputy Minister of Defense for Foreign Affairs.
He also met with Denis Manturov, the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade. During the two meetings, they review the various areas of cooperation existing between the two countries and ways of enhancing and developing them to serve both parties. They also exchanged views and opinions on current developments and events at the regional and international levels.
His Excellency Maadhad Hareb Mughair Al-Khaili, State Ambassador to Russia, and senior officers and officials of the Ministry of Defense, attended the two meetings.