MINSK, 12 October (BelTA) - Deputy State Secretary of the Union State Aleksei Kubrin spoke about the prospects of cooperation between Belarus and Russia in space and radiation security during the roundtable "Economic and environmental aspects of nuclear energy" at the 25th Belarusian energy and environmental forum Energy Expo, BelTA has learned.
“Today we are considering the draft concept of the Union State program with funding from the Union State budget, which deals with radiation safety and environment. We are actively working with the Ministry of Energy and Rosatom in Russia and with the Energy Ministry, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, and the Emergencies Ministry in Belarus. We should make every effort to adopt such a program as soon as possible,” said Aleksei Kubrin.
He also mentioned cooperation in space. “The Belarusian satellite is now working in cooperation with the Russian satellite constellation. We plan to consider the possibility of increasing such a constellation. The drafts of the corresponding programs are being currently discussed between Roscosmos and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The move will help us to improve the quality of information,” said the deputy state secretary of the Union State.