Baku, Azerbaijan, August 23
By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:
Issues of cooperation with United Arab Emirates in the area of space exploration have been discussed in Kazakhstan, Trend reports with reference to the press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
The discussion took place during the meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Beibut Atamkulov and the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Kazakhstan Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber. The parties discussed a wide range of issues related to the condition and prospects of the bilateral politic, economic and cultural cooperation.
“Kazakhstan and United Arab Emirates are linked by traditionally friendly, cooperative relations which have received a noticeable positive impulse during last couple of years. We also plan to actively develop mutually beneficial relations in the future,” Atamkulov said.
“Countries see great prospects in joint cooperation in the area of space exploration,” the report said.
“In this regard, parties highlighted the importance of the project for creation of rocket complex on the territory of Baikonur Cosmodrome by modernizing the Soyuz launch pad and Soyuz-2 carrier rocket, which is of high demand in the global market of launch services. Russia is a partner of the project alongside with Kazakhstan and United Arab Emirates,” the statement said.
In turn, the United Arab Emirates party has expressed gratitude to Kazakhstan for support and cooperation in the area of space industry development in the country. The ambassador also noted that the flight of the first Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri from Baikonur Cosmodrome is planned on September 25.
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