06 June 2020
On 5 June China and Serbia signed a memorandum on space technology. The memorandum was signed by Zhang Kejian, Director of the China National Space Administration, and Nenad Popovic, Serbian Minister in charge of innovation and technological development, via a video conference. Zhang said the memorandum is in the common interests of both countries, adding that as many scientists as possible will engage in joint space projects. "Our goal is to put the flag of Serbia on the spacecraft that we will jointly design," he announced.
According to the Serbian government, the document will envisage the "improvement of bilateral cooperation between Serbia and China in the development and use of space technology, satellite systems and the Earth Observing System, with applications in the field of smart agriculture, telecommunications, ecosystems, remote sensing systems and geolocation positioning."