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China plans to increase cooperation in space with Russia

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"In 2021, China will continue to promote cooperation with Russia in the field of space exploration in a wide range of areas. We also seek to join forces with all interested parties to maintain peace and security in outer space, " he said at a briefing.

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The diplomat noted that the cooperation of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China in the field of cosmonautics for more than half a century is a model of "international cooperation in this area. He stressed that the problem of the security of outer space is a challenge for all mankind.

Zhao Lijian said that Beijing is against the militarization of space. In cooperation with the Russian Federation, negotiations aimed at ensuring arms control in outer space "by establishing appropriate legal norms"will be promoted.

Earlier it became known that Russia and China in March signed a memorandum of cooperation on the lunar station. Roscosmos and CNSA also signed a program of cooperation in the field of space for 2018-2022, which includes the study of the Moon and deep space, RIA Novosti writes.