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An international conference was held today with the participation of representatives of the host countries of ARMI 2020 and the military diplomatic corps. The event was held via videoconference.

The conference was attended by delegations of the military departments of Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, China, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, as well as more than 30 military attaches from Asia, Africa, Europe and America.

At the conference, the military attaches of foreign states, representatives of the organizing countries of the competitions reported the final results and places occupied by the teams during the Army-2020. Representatives of the host countries of the Games informed their colleagues about the measures taken to hold competitions in national territories. The participants of the meeting highly appreciated the Games and noted that, despite the difficult epidemiological situation and the wide geography of the competitions, they were organized and attracted the attention of a huge number of fans.

The participants of the conference were introduced to the features and procedure for holding new competitions. It is proposed to hold competitions “Meridian” for specialists of the military topographic service and “Tactical shooter”, which is based on elements of army tactical shooting from various small arms, during Army-2021.

Also, as part of the planning conference, a meeting of the international organizing committee for the preparation of ARMI-2021 was held, at which the participants and organizers of the Games discussed a number of organizational issues related to the Regulations on refereeing, the work of the Main Referee Commission, the distribution of competitions between countries and the organization of information support.

The International Army Games 2021 will be held from August 22 to September 4. During the Games, it is planned to hold 34 international competitions with the maximum expansion of the geography of their holding.

About 20 states (Azerbaijan, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Vietnam, Iran, India, Israel, China, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Sri Lanka) are considering the possibility of holding the ARMI-2021 contests.

The organizing committee of ARMI-2021 expects that next year at least 260 teams from more than 45 countries will take part in the competition.

At the end of the International Army Games-2020, the Russian team took the first place, the second – the team of Belarus, the third – the national team of Uzbekistan.

156 teams from 32 countries took part in 30 Games competitions. The Russian national team won 25 competitions, the Belarus national team won four, the Uzbekistan national team won three.

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