China considers it important to U.S. participation in the Treaty on arms control in space

MOSCOW, 11 Sep — RIA Novosti. U.S. participation in a multilateral Treaty on arms control in outer space is very important, told RIA Novosti adviser of legal Department of the Chinese foreign Ministry, Hu bin.

“Of course, the United States must be a party (the agreement), because the USA is a powerful space power. We need the participation of the United States, this is why China is trying to address the concern (other countries)”, — he said on the sidelines of the first UN conference on space law and space policy in Moscow.

In late August, China called as soon as possible to conclude a multilateral Treaty on arms control in outer space. The Chinese side reminded that Beijing and Moscow have jointly submitted to the Geneva Conference on disarmament a draft Treaty on preventing the deployment of weapons in outer space. It was reported that in response to the arising of a number of countries, China and Russia also provided a working paper on the draft Treaty. The Chinese side stated that it is necessary for the effective maintenance of peace and security in outer space.