Macron says France needs to consider cooperation with Russia on space, cybersphere strategy

Macron says France needs to consider cooperation with Russia on space, cybersphere strategy
# 27 August 2019 15:42 (UTC +04:00)

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday stated the need to consider a strategy for space and cybersphere jointly with Russia, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"We must think jointly about our space strategy. We have managed to do this in past history, and on the issue of space, as far as I know, our main allies are not the Americans. We must think together about cyber strategy", Macron said, speaking to French ambassadors.

Macron previously endorsed the creation of France's own space force to ramp up the country's defence capabilities. Additionally, French Defence Minister Florence Parly stated that Paris planned to spend 3.6 billion euros on the renewal of its military satellites and the modernisation of a spatial radar surveillance system called GRAVES.

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