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    Saudi to sign space cooperation pact with Russia
    IANS | Riyadh Last Updated at September 11, 2018 20:20 IST

    Saudi Cabinet approved on Tuesday an agreement with the Russian government for cooperation in the field of exploring space and using outer space for peaceful purposes, Saudi Press Agency reported.

    The approval was based on recommendations by the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources and the decision of the Shura (Consultative) Council about the agreement between the two countries.

    The new cooperation was part of a series of coordination in different sectors between the two countries, especially after the visit of the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi to Russia in October 2017.

    During his visit to Moscow, King Salman signed multi-billion-dollar economic agreements, including a partnership between Russian Direct Investment Fund and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and Mubadala Investment Company to invest in transport infrastructure projects in Russia.

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    https://www.business-standard.com/a...peration-pact-with-russia-118091101073_1.html

    Good news and follows in the footstep of the recent positive and successful Saudi Arabian-Chinese joint space mission.

    https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/phot...ully-launch-space-mission-to-the-moon.564085/
     
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    This is the second new cooperation space pact after China, while there was something similar with US first..
     
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    A deal was signed with France earlier this year as well.

    https://presse.cnes.fr/en/france-sa...-and-kacst-sign-executive-programme-agreement

    Other countries as well.

    Belarus:

    https://spacewatch.global/2016/05/saudi-arabia-belarus-agree-space-cooperation/

    Numerous deals/investments with private firms such as the Virgin Group.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/26/saudi-arabia-invests-1-billion-into-virgin-space-companies.html

    and probably many more countries that I don't recall/we know nothing about.
     
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    Add Ukraine..