Supplying Russian Rocket Engines To China To Benefit Bilateral Ties - Chinese Official

Supplying Russian Rocket Engines to China to Benefit Bilateral Ties - Chinese Official

Russia will strengthen cooperation with China by supplying its rocket engines to the Asian country, Hu Bin, counselor of the Department of Treaty and Law at China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told Sputnik on Tuesday.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 11th September, 2018) Russia will strengthen cooperation with China by supplying its rocket engines to the Asian country, Hu Bin, counselor of the Department of Treaty and Law at China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Head of Russian space corporation Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said on Monday that Russia was prepared to supply rocket engines to China.

"I think it is a good idea, because that idea can be put into the framework of cooperation on space exploration," Hu said on the sidelines of the first UN Conference on Space Law and Policy.

Hu stated that cooperation between Russia and China must be extended into aspects concerning space.

"China and Russia are very good friends, and all cooperation, bilateral cooperation should extend to space. We take it as a very good initiative," Hu said.

The official added that space cooperation between Russia and China could comprise research and engineering.

"Another frontier is bilateral cooperation on engineering aspects, for example, rocket engines, as you mentioned, and research ... not only on scientific and technical issues, but on legal issues as well," Hu said.

The conference is co-organized by the UNOOSA and Russian government. It is hosted by Roscosmos in Moscow. The event kicked off earlier on Tuesday and will last through Thursday.

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