Rus­sian avi­a­tion in­dus­try shows off

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - FRONT PAGE -

MOSCOW — The 13th In­ter­na­tional Avi­a­tion and Space Sa­lon, known by its Rus­sian acro­nym MAKS, will fa­cil­i­tate fur­ther co­op­er­a­tion in the aero­space in­dus­try and pro­mote Rus­sian prod­ucts both at home and abroad, Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin said on Tues­day.

“An ex­ten­sive ex­po­si­tion will be de­ployed. Lead­ing Rus­sian and for­eign com­pa­nies will present their achieve­ments,” Putin said in a speech on Tues­day at the open­ing cer­e­mony of the MAKS 2017 air show, which will run un­til Sun­day in the city of Zhukovsky on the south­east­ern out­skirts of Moscow.

About 800 avi­a­tion and aero­space com­pa­nies from 26 coun­tries and re­gions are show­cas­ing thou­sands of prod­ucts and de­sign at the air show and look for cooper- ation op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“Con­fer­ences and sem­i­nars will take place on top­i­cal is­sues of the in­dus­try de­vel­op­ment. A num­ber of ne­go­ti­a­tions and sign­ing of ma­jor con­tracts are planned,” Putin said.

“We ex­pect that all this will con­trib­ute to the strength­en­ing of pro­duc­tion co­op­er­a­tion, the growth of in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion, the pro­mo­tion of Rus­sian prod­ucts in the do­mes­tic and for­eign mar­kets. We have some­thing to of­fer,” the pres­i­dent said.

More than 73,000 pro­fes­sion­als have al­ready signed up for a visit to the show, and the to­tal num­ber of vis­i­tors is ex­pected to reach hun­dreds of thou­sands, ac­cord­ing to the or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee of the air show.

Founded in 1993, MAKS is a bi­en­nial event aimed at dis- play­ing Rus­sian aero­space-re­lated high-tech prod­ucts and pro­mot­ing busi­ness co­op­er­a­tion with for­eign part­ners

The event usu­ally lasts for six days, ex­clu­sively ac­ces­si­ble to re­search and de­velop- ment in­sti­tu­tions, busi­ness or­ga­ni­za­tions and the press in the first three days, and then open to the pub­lic for the rest of the time.


Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin de­liv­ers a speech dur­ing the open­ing cer­e­mony of the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, Rus­sia, on Tues­day.

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