Russia may help Cuba build space centre

September 18th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI  

London, September 18 (ANI): After talks in Caracas with Venezuelan and Cuban officials, Russias space agency chief has said that Moscow is ready to help Cuba develop its own space centre.

According to a report in New Scientist, Russia has stepped up efforts to develop closer links with both countries, which are ideological enemies of Washington, including sending Russian strategic bombers on a mission to Venezuela this month.

We have held preliminary discussions about the possibility of creating a space centre in Cuba with our help, Anatoly Perminov, the chief of Russias Federal Space Agency, was quoted as saying in Caracas by Russias Itar-Tass news agency.

With our Cuban colleagues, we discussed the possibilities of joint use of space equipment and the joint use of space communications systems, he added.

Russian officials have said they want to renew Cuban ties that were neglected after the Soviet Unions collapse. (ANI)

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