Not all countries have confirmed participation in the forum "Army 2020" because COVID-19

Pandemic coronavirus was reflected in the number of countries participating in the forum "Army 2020", is confirmed by the participation of only 35 of the 133 invited countries, said the head of Department of exhibition activity of the main Department of the research activities and technological support of advanced technologies of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Oleg Kulakovsky.

"The current epidemiological situation has certainly complicated the preparations for the forum, particularly the involvement of foreign States. Official invitations were sent to heads of defense agencies of 133 countries", - he told in interview to the newspaper "Red star".

According to him, participation in the "Army 2020" confirmed 35 States, of which 11 will be represented by high level delegations (Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, Greece, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Sri Lanka, Central African Republic, South Ossetia).

Kulakovsky noted that for participants and visitors of the forum "Army-2020" worked out epidemiological activities.

"Identifying signs of acute respiratory illness among visitors and participants at an early stage and prevent them on the forum, respect the recommended distance of 1.5 meters between people, the use of means of individual protection from viral infection, for disinfection actions on objects at the forum," he explained.

International military-technical forum "Army-2020" will be held from 23 to 29 Aug 2020. For the first time duration increased from six to seven days.

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