The 13th International exhibition of arms "Defence Services Asia - 2012" (DSA) was held on April 16–19, 2012 in Malaysia. According to the organizers of the exhibition the number of the visitors exceeded 25 thousands of people.
On the 4 thousand square meters of the exhibition area 850 companies from 45 countries worldwide placed their expositions. The biggest expositions were from Malaysia (54 companies), the U.S. (40 companies), the U.K. (30 companies), Australia (26 companies), Germany (45 companies), Turkey (23 companies), France (30 companies), Italy (19 companies), Republic of Korea (17 companies) and China (15 companies). A large exposition was also presented by the Russian defense JSC "Rosoboronservis" and "Rostekhnologiyi". Ukraine was represented at the DSA by the exhibition of the State Company "Ukrspetsexport".
DSA is the fifth largest arms exhibition in the world and the largest in the Asia-Pacific region.
During the exhibition, H.E. Ihor V. Humennyi, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Malaysia had several meetings with the Minister of Defense of Malaysia Mr. A. Z. Hamidi and the Сhiefs of the Royal Army, the Royal Air Forces and the Royal Navy of Malaysia, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Malaysia, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Malaysia and the Chief of the Military Intelligence of Malaysia.
On April 19, 2012 the delegation of Ukraine payed the visit to the Minister of Defense of Malaysia Mr. A. Z. Hamidi. During the meeting the parties discussed the perspectives of the bilateral cooperation in the military and technical sphere between Ukraine and Malaysia, particularly in the context of the forthcoming A. Z. Hamidi’s visit to Ukraine.
The delegation of Ukraine held big number of important meetings and established fruitful working contacts with many foreign partners during the DSA exhibition.
The international conference "The Putrajaya Forum" dedicated to "Strengthening the multilateral understanding to benefit the regional security and defense" was held on April 17-19, 2012 within the framework of the exhibition.
The Forum was attended by the Secretary General of ASEAN, as well as by the heads of the delegations to the DSA – defense ministers of the ASEAN countries, the U.K., the Republic of South Africa, Kenya, and the representatives of defense and security agencies of the U.S., Russia, India, as well as researchers and analysts.