Russia, Egypt to implement joint civil space and nuclear programs

Russia and Egypt intend to expand joint space research, also implementing civil nuclear programs and some others.

Russia's Anti-Monopoly Policy Minister Ilya Yuzhanov, who also co-chairs the Russian-Egyptian commission for trade-economic and science-and-technological cooperation, is to take part in the commission's fourth session, slated for October 25-28 in Cairo.

The commission's Egyptian section is headed by Egypt's Foreign Trade Minister Youssef Boutros Ghali.

Talking to RIA Novosti, officials at the Russian Anti-Monopoly Policy Ministry's press center noted that the Russian Aerospace Agency and Egypt's National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences would be expected to sign a joint understanding on peaceful space-research programs, after the conference winds up.

Moreover, plans are in place to ink yet another mutual understanding in the field of health care, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry.

According to ministerial officials, a draft inter-governmental agreement stipulating joint civil nuclear programs, a draft memorandum, which envisages joint plant protection and quarantine measures, as well as a draft cooperation agreement in the veterinary field, will apparently be coordinated at the expert level.