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Egypt's first international weapons fair wrapped up Wednesday, giving the major arms purchaser vast opportunities to diversify its weapons sources while hosting an event in the booming industry's hottest region, where conflicts rage from Libya to Yemen.The three-day Egypt Defense Expo saw nearly 400 exhibition stands and some 10,000 military and defense visitors from over 40 countries. Details on new agreements or sales resulting from the show have yet to be announced, and officials were tight-lipped about figures considered state secrets in Egypt, where the military has been a dominant force in politics since independence.That makes it the seventh largest market going forward with vast amounts of equipment scheduled to be replaced.For decades, the U.S. has been Egypt's largest weapons supplier, with an annual $1.3 billion in military aid.
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