Press release on signing the Joint Declaration of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Burundi on No First Placement of Weapons in Outer Space
On February 18 in Bujumbura and on March 27 in Moscow, Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Burundi Ezechiel Nibigira signed the Joint Declaration on No First Placement of Weapons in Outer Space.
The Joint Declaration was another step in globalising the international initiative on no first placement of weapons in space. This initiative, the only act of transparency and trust to prevent an arms race in outer space, has become a significant political factor enhancing international peace, ensuring equal and indivisible security for all, as well as stepping up predictability and stability in countries’ activities in peaceful research and exploration of outer space.
In their Joint Declaration, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Burundi call on countries that are not parties to the initiative to consider the possibility of full-scale accession to it.