MOSCOW, February 20. /TASS/. French specialists will take part in a number of Russian promising research and applied space programmes, according to an agreement signed on Friday after a meeting between head of Russia’s Space Agency (Roscosmos) Igor Komarov and administrators of France’s Nations Centre of Space Research (CNES) Jean-Yves Le Gall.
"The heads of the two space agencies discussed the current state and the prospects for further bilateral space cooperation, including the implementation of the Soyuz programme at the Guiana Space Centre, which has a history of 15 years," Roscosmos’ press service told TASS. "After the meeting the heads of the two space agencies signed a declaration of intent on long-term space research cooperation." The press service noted that Russia and France will mark the 50th anniversary of their space cooperation in 2016.