October 16, 2019 / 4:36 PM / a month ago

France and Germany sign deal on space and arms control

PARIS, Oct 16 (Reuters) - France and Germany have signed a binding deal on arm exports control rules for jointly developed programmes, the two countries said on Wednesday in a statement issued after a joint cabinet meeting held in Toulouse.

Paris and Berlin also said they agreed to give preferential treatment to European companies for the launch of space rockets. (Writing by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Michel Rose)

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