5 Sep 2017 16:40

Russia, China to strengthen space, aviation, nuclear cooperation - Rogozin

MOSCOW. Sept 5 (Interfax) - Russia and China have more closely aligned their positions with regard to cooperation in outer space and other areas, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.

"During the first hours of negotiations in Volgograd, Russia and China announced a convergence of their positions on cooperation in the field of space, aviation and atomic industry," Rogozin wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

He and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yang are holding intergovernmental talks in Volgograd.

"The vice premier of the State Council of the PRC [People's Republic of China] also showed interest in the heroic history of Stalingrad. We agreed to develop tourism contacts to encourage Chinese citizens to visit the Hero City of Volgograd," Rogozin said.