In his message, the President said, in particular:
“We are proud of our many generations of arms makers, who have earned renown over the centuries for their talent, ingenuity, skill, and creative approach to their work. Their names are deservedly engraved in our country’s heroic military chronicle.
The state authorities are giving the defence industry’s development and the development of new models of arms priority attention today. I am sure that, drawing on the sector’s strong intellectual, scientific and technical potential, and the excellent professional traditions and unique experience your predecessors have built up, you will continue to work conscientiously and help to strengthen our country’s defence capability and bolster our leading position as an exporter on the global arms markets.”