MOSCOW, August 27 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is expected to visit the MAKS’2013 international aerospace show, which opens in the town of Zhukovsky near Moscow later Tuesday, the government press service said.
While in Zhukovsky, he will address the plenary session of the International Aviation Congress that will be held for the first time ever in the format of the air show.
The congress has been fitted into the MAKS’2013 business program and is dedicated to the development of aviation, the competitiveness of today’s aircraft manufacturing, the training of qualified personnel, and traditions in the development of Russia’s air transportation industry.
Medvedev is also expected to get familiarized with the exhibition pavilions of Russian and foreign companies and to see the samples of aircraft technologies, his Press Secretary Natalya Timakova said, adding: “Quite naturally, he will watch some of the demonstration flights.”
“Organizers of the air show sent invitations to Medvedev on several occasions back at the time of his presidency and later on when he took up the duties of the Prime Minister and that’s why he accepted the invitation gladly this year,” she said.
The Prime Minister will be accompanied on the trip by Deputy Prime Ministers, Arkady Dvorkovich and Dmitry Rogozin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, Transport Minister Mikhail Sokolov, the Director of the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin and the executives of space-related state corporations and enterprises.