Two hundred and seventy-seven teams from over 40 countries have expressed interest to compete in the International Army Games 2021, Russia's Defense Ministry announced Thursday.
Four countries – Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Peru and Saudi Arabia – will participate in the competition for the first time.The army competitions will take place in several countries from August 22 to September 4. Russia will host 16 contests while Belarus, China and Iran will hold three competitions each.
Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia will host two competitions each while Algeria, Armenia, Serbia and Qatar will hold one competition each.
The preparations for the International Army Games have entered the final stage.
On June 3, the final 3rd international planning conference was held at the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center with the participation of representatives of the Games' organising states, and the military, and diplomatic corps, Russia's Defense Ministry said.