India approves agreement on space research with Uzbekistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 10
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
The Government of India headed by Prime-Minister Narendra Modi has approved the agreement on research of space in peaceful purposes jointly with Uzbekistan, Trend reports referring to Uzbek media.
The agreement was signed between the two countries on Oct. 1, 2018 during the first official visit of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to India.
The document will strengthen cooperation between the parties in development of space technologies, satellite communications and space research.
Uzbekistan and India will create a joint workgroup to develop a plant of joint activities and measures on implementation of the document.
It was earlier reported that Uzbekistan and France will cooperate in space science, satellite communications, Earth and space research etc.
In mid-November 2018 Uzbek envoy to Russia Botirjon Asadov announced that Uzbekistan had developed its very own space program and had actively been developing international cooperation in this sphere.
On their part, Russian state space agency Roscosmos offered Uzbekistan cooperation in monitoring space debris and Earth probing, as well as involvement in joint projects on satellite development.
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