The message reads, in part:
“St Petersburg is truly considered the sea gate into Russia, one of the major centres of Russian shipbuilding. It is symbolic that this show of Russian and foreign shipbuilding achievements is being held here, on the shores of the Baltic Sea.
You will become acquainted with modern naval vessels and their armaments, the latest developments in energy, navigation, and rescue equipment, as well as innovative developments from leading design offices.
I am certain that the Fifth International Maritime Defence Show will promote the development of industrial cooperation in the military technical sector and the advancement of modern projects in research and development.”
The Fifth International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2011) is being held between June 29 through July 2, 2011 in St Petersburg.