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Belarus-Russia agreement on geospatial data sharing ratified

21.05.2020

The House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus ratified the Belarusian-Russian intergovernmental agreement on the mutual exchange of geospatial data between the Armed Forces of the two countries on 21 May. The document in the Oval Hall was presented by Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin, BelTA has learned.

According to the minister, the agreement is designed to improve the effectiveness of topogeodesic and navigation support of the regional grouping of forces of Belarus and Russia in carrying out joint activities of operational training.

“The ratification will help the topographic services to increase the efficiency of providing the armed forces with top-geodetic information means for the area of responsibility of the regional grouping of forces, to unify technologies and regulatory and technical documentation, to reduce costs and increase the capacity of the two countries in building up geospatial data,” said Viktor Khrenin.

The parties will cooperate in various formats, including in the development of geospatial databanks and training specialists required to work with it.

The agreement was signed in Moscow on 25 October 2019.

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