[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1994, Book II)]
[November 22, 1994]
[Page 2121]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

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Joint Statement on Future Aerospace Cooperation Between the United 
States and Ukraine
November 22, 1994

    President Clinton and President Kuchma underscored the important 
role that cooperation in civil and commercial aerospace activities can 
play in furthering scientific, technical and economic ties between the 
United States and Ukraine. As a first significant step in this 
cooperation, the two Presidents signed an agreement on cooperation in 
the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes that will 
expand joint efforts in space communications, space technology, life and 
microgravity sciences applications, remote sensing and earth sciences, 
space sciences and telecommunications.
    The two Presidents agreed that future joint activities should be 
explored. Both Presidents recognized that the Ukrainian aerospace 
industry can make a valuable contribution to Ukraine's economic reform 
and development as it undertakes the transition to a market economy. 
They resolved to work together to open prospects for Ukrainian access to 
international aerospace markets. Noting that a preliminary dialogue 
addressing the potential for commercial space opportunities between the 
United States and Ukraine had already begun, they agreed to hold further 
talks on commercial launches and the scope of these activities, in 
accordance with market principles, with the principles contained in 
international arrangements for integrating economies in transition into 
the international space launch market, and consistent with current 
obligations of the two countries.
    President Clinton and President Kuchma also directed the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Ukrainian National Space 
Agency to identify potential experiments and payloads which could 
qualify for flight on the Space Shuttle and also to create an 
opportunity for a Ukrainian Payload Specialist to fly on the Space 
Shuttle. Both agencies will jointly report their recommendations for 
such a mission by March 31, 1995.