Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of South Africa on Cooperation in the Field of the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes (Cape Town, 5 September, 2006)

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AGREEMENT
BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
ON COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF THE EXPLORATION AND
USE OF OUTER SPACE FOR PEACEFUL PURPOSES
(Cape Town, 5 September, 2006)

The Government of the Government of the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Africa, hereinafter referred to as "the Parties",

expressing common desire to develop long-term cooperation in the exploration of outer space and the application of space equipment and technologies for the benefit of the peoples of both countries,

considering that the expansion of such cooperation brings forth new practical requirements for the organizational and legal regulation of relations between its participants,

recognizing significant potential mutual benefits from encouragement and development of cooperation in commercial space activities,

attaching due significance to the elaboration of coordinated measures aimed at facilitating prospective forms of industrial and economic activities and business partnership in the space field, including fair and mutually beneficial trade practices and procurement methods,

reaffirming their commitment to furthering peaceful use of outer space through cooperation at regional and global levels,

desiring to strengthen existing and develop new forms of cooperation in relevant areas of industry and business activities between the legal persons of both States,

taking into consideration the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies, of 27 January 1967, as well as other multilateral treaties regulating the use of outer space in which both the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Africa participate,

have agreed as follows:

For the Government

For the Government

of the Russian Federation

of the Republic of South Africa

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