Ukraine And US Cooperation Agreement Signed

March 31, 2008 at 10:49 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty
From the Space Fellowship:

(NSAU) – The Framework Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the United States of America for cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes has been signed today, March 31, 2008 in Kyiv during official visit of the President of the United Sates of America George W. Bush.

The Framework Agreement on behalf of the Government of Ukraine was signed by NSAU Director General Mr. Yuriy Alekseev, in compliance with the powers, given to him by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. On behalf of the Government of USA the document was signed by Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of the United States of America in Ukraine – Mr. William Taylor in compliance with the powers given to him by U.S. Department of State.

The purpose of Agreement is to develop the frames of cooperation between the National Space Agency of Ukraine and National Aeronautics and Space Administration of USA in the field of space activities on the basis of parity and mutually beneficial terms taking into account leading trends and principals concerning providing of space activities within modern conditions.

The signed Agreement creates legal basis for development of cooperation between Ukrainian and American enterprises and companies of space industry.

This document will promote all-round development of long-term cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and United States of America and will enable implementation of common measures and initiatives, which have common interest for scientific-technical and industrial investment activities of both countries.

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