Official greetings

President of the Russian Federation
July 10, 2019. Moscow, Kremlin. No. Pr-1163

To participants, organizers and guests of IXth International Maritime Defence Show.

Dear friends!
Welcome to IXth International Maritime Defence Show.
This outstanding exhibition demonstrating high-end armament and naval engineering structures, advanced R&Ds and technologies is traditionally held in St. Petersburg. Our Northern Capital is rated as one of the reputable centers of global shipbuilding .
Industry-specific higher education establishments, research and design institutions , major shipyards developing ships and multi-purpose vessels are here.
I am sure, the extensive and eventful program of today’s IXth International Maritime Defence Show will evoke high interest of experts by contributing to enhancement of military & technical partnership and international cooperation and promotion of Russian military products to global markets.
I wish this Show to be fruitful and highly efficient. And I wish every success and mutually beneficial dialogue to the Show guests.

V. Putin