Deputy PMs of Russia and China to discuss space cooperation at Technoprom in Novosibirsk
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Rogozin and Vice-Premier of the State Council of China Wang Yang will discuss cooperation on a number of strategic projects, including space, aviation and transport, at the Technoprom technological development forum on June 5-6 in Novosibirsk, according to a statement from the organising committee that Sib.fm’s correspondent examined on 27 May.
On 19 May, during the visit of a Russian delegation to China, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Vice-Premier of the State Council of China Wang Yang signed a protocol on the establishment of a High Level Group to oversee the implementation of strategic economic cooperation projects, including collaboration in space and on the space navigation market, in the aircraft and helicopter industry, and construction of joint border and transportation infrastructure.
The parties also agreed on the participation of PRC representatives on the second day of the Technoprom International Technological Development Forum in Novosibirsk; they will visit events «related to GLONASS, space and the aircraft industry». The delegation will be headed by Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang.
The Chinese delegation will participate in a discussion on the problems and prospects of the GLONASS system, then after a plenary session on «The era of technological change: a time for new victories», Wang Yang and Rogozin will discuss the Chinese delegation’s impressions of the forum events and ways to further cooperation between China and Russia on eight strategic projects.
In addition, the Chinese delegation will visit some research institutes in Novosibirsk’s Akademgorodok.
The first Technoprom International Technological Development Forum was held in Novosibirsk in November 2013. In 2014, the forum will be held on June 5-6 at the Novosibirsk Expocentre and will be devoted to developing the GLONASS system; the organising committee is headed by Deputy Prime Minister for the Defence Industry Dmitry Rogozin. The organisers are expecting more than 1,500 participants and experts from Russia, the post-Soviet states, USA, Australia, China, India, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands.