Two-day defense industry conference DFNC1: US Edition to be held in Washington DC
Ukraine and the United States will hold a Defense Industrial Base Conference DFNC1: US Edition in Washington on December 6 and 7, the Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine said.
"The conference will be a continuation of the first International Forum of Defense Industries DFNC1 held in Kyiv in September. Then the DFNC1 Forum brought together representatives of 252 defense companies from more than 30 countries," the ministry said in the statement.
The department said the joint Ukrainian-American Conference DFNC1: US Edition will deepen cooperation in the field of weapons production and technology exchange between defense companies of Ukraine and its key strategic partner – the United States.
The White House also announced the event, noting "the conference is part of the U.S. government's efforts to significantly increase weapons production to support Ukraine's fight for freedom and security."
"The U.S. government will host a two-day Defense Industrial Base Conference on December 6th – 7th to convene U.S. and Ukrainian industry and government representatives to explore opportunities for co-production and other industrial cooperation in Ukraine," the White House said on its website on Friday.
Representatives from the National Security Council and the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, and State will attend, as well as Ukrainian counterparts from the Office of the President and Ministries of Defense, Strategic Industry, and Foreign Affairs.