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Yerevan (SPX) Mar 13, 2014
A group is set up at Roskosmos, Russian Federal Space Agency, for studying Armenia's capacity in using space for peaceful purposes, the press office of Armenia's National Security Council reported Monday after Arthur Baghdasaryan, the secretary of the council, met with the agency's delegation headed by Sergey Seredin.
The group has been set up as part of the agreement reached between Arthur Baghdasaryan and Oleg Ostapenko, the head of Roskosmos.
At this meeting, the secretary of the Armenian National Security Council, said that the establishment of this group is in tune with the two courtiers' cooperation in scientific, technical and industrial areas.
He said Armenia has experience in cooperation with Roskosmos and pointed out substantial modernization of Byurakan Observatory as part of the 2012 and 2013 program of cooperation between two countries' security councils.
Baghdasaryan stressed that Armenia has a huge capacity that can be used effectively in space exploration.
He also said that Armenia has enterprises which are able to provide Russian plants with space radio electronic devices.
Representatives of Roskosmos, on their side, found cooperation prospects promising and expressed willingness to expand the scope of cooperation with Armenian organizations.
The Russian delegation will visit Byurakan Observatory, Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics in Ashtarak and will meet with heads of research institutes.
According to the press release, a delegation headed by Oleg Ostapenko is expected to come to Armenia soon.
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