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Iran, China sign MoU on enhanced aerospace cooperation

Beijing, Dec 1, IRNA -- Iran and China signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Beijing on Tuesday to consolidate bilateral cooperation in the field of aerospace technology and sciences.

The agreement was signed by head of Iran's Space Agency Seyed Hassan Shafti and Chinese National Space Agency Administrator Laiyan Sun.

The MoU sets the framework for exchange of information and experts between Iran and China.

Under the MoU, the two sides are to use aerospace technology for peaceful purposes, particularly telecommunication and research satellites.

Prior to the signing ceremony, Shafti and Laiyan held talks on bolstering bilateral and regional cooperation.

Shafti, who is also deputy minister of information and communication technology, arrived in Beijing at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart on Monday.

The Iranian delegation headed by Shafti, during its stay, paid visit to several Chinese centers for science, research and aerospace technology.

China has put 47 scientific and research satellites into orbit till now, the country is about to put 100 more satellites into orbit by 2020.

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