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The participation of the "Professor Tsvetan Lazarov" Defence Institute in the XIV International Exhibition of Defence Equipment and Services "Hemus 2020 – Defence, Antiterterrorism and Security" passed with a particularly increased interest by state departments and institutions, representatives of the political and military leadership of the Bulgarian Army, military diplomatic corps, military education system, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, representatives of Bulgarian and foreign companies and enterprises of the Defence industry. The Institute's program was intense, saturated with events and meetings.

During "Hemus 2020" the Director of the Defence Institute Col. PhD Dimitar Kirkov, held a series of official and working meetings, in particular with the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Mr. Rumen Radev, the Ministers of Defence and Economy Mr. Krasimir Karakachanov and Mr. Lachezar Borisov, the Deputy Defence Ministers Anatoly Velichkov and Mr. Atanas Zapryanov, the Deputy Minister of Economy Stamen Yanev, the Chief of Defence Admiral Emil Eftimov, the Chairman of the Management Board of the “Hemus-95” Foundation, as well as meetings with owners of large defence industry  companies  from Austria, Israel, Finland, etc.

The 10th International Scientific Conference organized by the Institute, attended by over 130 delegates and guests from the country and abroad. More than 70 scientific reports were delivered, which received high assessment by the management of the Ministry of Defence, the academia and the representatives of the arms business.

With success passed the Demonstration shootings at the "Zmeiovo" Central Artillery Technical Testing Range.

The participants and guests of the Exhibition was particularly interested in the defence products, articles and materials, exhibited in the Institute's booth.

For the excellent presentation of the "Hemus 2020" Exhibition, the "Professor Tsvetan Lazarov" Defence Institute was awarded by the “Hemus-95” Foundation with an honorary plaque and a Diploma for successful participation in the XIV International Exhibition "Hemus – Defence, Antiterterrorism and Security". The awards were presented by Deputy Minister Anatoly Velichkov in the presence of the Chairman of the “Hemus-95” Foundation Management Board and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Fair Plovdiv.