LONDON, August 2 (RIA Novosti)
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Russia and Britain are discussing a number of space projects, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
“We plan to launch several British satellites,” Putin said while summing up his short visit to London.
“We would like to receive a positive response to the deployment of a Glonass [Russian satellite navigation system] station here, in Britain, to make the signal for Europe even more precise.”
“We also have opportunities of military and technical cooperation, which is good both from the viewpoint of the economy and political trust,” he said.
Putin, in London on a one-day visit, earlier held talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron and watched judo competitions.
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