2021-04-12

Russian Foreign Minister: Russia supports the start of negotiations on a ban on the deployment of weapons in space

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China News Service, April 12th. According to a report by the Russian Satellite Network on the 12th, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said that Moscow supports the beginning of negotiations on the establishment of an international means to prohibit the deployment of any type of weapons in space.

Russian Foreign Minister: Russia supports the start of negotiations on a ban on the deployment of weapons in space

Lavrov said in a video speech celebrating the 60th anniversary of Gagarin’s flight on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “We always believe that only by preventing an arms race in space can we ensure that it is used for constructive purposes, The possibility of benefiting all mankind. We support the beginning of negotiations on a legally binding international method that prohibits the deployment of any type of weapons in space and prohibits the use or threat of force.”

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p > Lavrov also suggested that it be based on the relevant draft agreement submitted to the Geneva Conference on Disarmament in 2014. Lavrov stated that the “International Initiative of Not the First to Deploy Weapons in Space Political Commitment” aims to stabilize the situation during the formulation of this multilateral document. He mentioned that 30 countries have become official members of the initiative.