Mexican President talks about cooperation with Russia in space
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 10. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refuted speculations that the agreement on cooperation in space signed with Russia will be used for spying activities or infringing on the sovereignty of other countries.
“The truth is that such agreements are signed with all countries and are not intended to spy on anyone, to infringe on the sovereignty of any nation,” the head of state said during a press conference at the National Palace.
On Saturday, the Mexican Space Agency (AEM) explained in a letter distributed by the Foreign Ministry that the framework agreement signed with Russia on cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes does not affect topics related to the Russian satellite navigation system GLONASS.
Earlier it was reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law ratifying an intergovernmental agreement with Mexico on cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. The document was signed on September 28, 2021. As noted, it provides, in particular, for the installation of stations of the GLONASS system in Mexico. The agreement creates a treaty legal basis for the development of Russian-Mexican cooperation in this area, as well as for the practical application of space systems and technologies for peaceful purposes.