Roscosmos to Expand Space Cooperation with African Countries at the Russian-Africa Forum

According to reports from Russian News Agency (TASS), Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos has announced its plans to sign a cooperation agreement with African countries during the upcoming Russian-Africa economic and humanitarian forum in St. Petersburg. The agreement is set to be signed on July 27-28.

Roscosmos recently sent a delegation led by Director General Yury Borisov to Egypt on June 25, where they talked with the Egyptian Space Agency executive head, Dr Sherif Sedky. The discussions revolved around cooperation in outer space, including satellite production and launch, the development of manned programs, and surface space infrastructure.

Yury Borisov highlighted the longstanding ties between Russia and Egypt, expressing optimism about the potential for further development. In preparation for the Russia-Africa forum, the two agencies agreed to draft a comprehensive agreement encompassing a wide range of possible collaborations in the space sector.

Dr Sedky emphasised that the cooperation with Roscosmos is expected to be long-term, highlighting the potential for ongoing partnership and joint initiatives.

The Russia-Africa economic and humanitarian forum is scheduled in St. Petersburg from July 27 to 28, providing a platform for further discussions and agreements between Russia and African countries across various sectors.