Turkey and seven more foreign countries have already confirmed participation of their national expositions in the Army-2018 international defense technology forum, deputy department head of the Russian Defense Ministry Major General Roman Kordyukov said on Saturday on the air with the Ekho Moskvy radio station.
"Participation of eight foreign displays has been confirmed to date: these are Armenia, Belarus, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Pakistan, and Turkey," the official said, stressing that he refers to expositions and not to delegations. The Russian Defense Ministry earlier sent formal invitations to defense ministries of 128 countries. High attendance of foreign colleagues at the event is expected, Kordyukov noted.
Representatives of 114 foreign countries and 65 official military delegations visited the Army-2017 forum last year, Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said earlier.
The Army-2018 international defense technology forum will be held in the Patriot Park near Moscow from August 21 to 26, 2018.