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“Signing of the statement is a good example of similarity of our stances on international affairs,” Lavrov said as the two sides also urged effort towards a deal on peaceful use of nuclear energy.
“This Russian initiative wins more and more supporters and we hope that a corresponding resolution will also be adopted in the multilateral format at a UN General Assembly meeting this year,” he added.
International accords govern space activity by the two states. These are notably the 100-nation 1967 Treaty on Principles Governing Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, and a 1963 treaty banning nuclear weapon tests in the atmosphere, outer space and under water.