Russia, Cuba to work together on space exploration

The Russian government will sign an agreement with Cuba on cooperation in space exploration for peaceful purposes, the Russian Cabinet of Ministers said in a report posted on its website.

The agreement between the Russian and Cuban governments is aimed at developing mutually profitable cooperation between the two countries in the sphere of space telecommunication technologies, satellite navigation, remote sensing of Earth, space medicine and biology, and the training of the Cuban staff.

"The agreement is a framework one, determines the main conditions of Russian-Cuban interaction in the sphere of joint space activities, and governs issues relating to intellectual property protection, export control, preferential movement of specific categories of special-purpose goods," the report says.

The draft government order on the signing of this document was discussed by the Cabinet on Feb. 13.

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