AMUR OBLAST, 12 April (BelTA) - Belarus and Russia will be strengthening cooperation in the space industry, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the media after the talks with his Belarusian counterpart Aleksandr Lukashenko at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Amur Oblast on 12 April, BelTA has learned.
Russia retains leadership in the field of space and the Russian space industry is on the rise, said Vladimir Putin. According to him, Russia has preserved and expanded cooperation with Belarus on space research. The countries implement joint programs in the area. “We will continue to strengthen cooperation in this very important area,” said the Russian president.
He added that Belarusian builders would be involved in the construction of space infrastructure in Russia. In the near future a law will be adopted to let Belarusian specialists and companies work within such a high-security facility as the Vostochny Cosmodrome.