Emirates Space Agency and Kazakh Space Committee sign MoU

Astana, May 31 (IANS/WAM) The Emirates Space Agency and the Space Committee of the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan have signed a memorandum of understanding to determine frameworks of mutual cooperation in the field of exploration and the peaceful use of outer space, as well as the exchange of information and experiences, scientific research and space technology.

The MoU was signed on Tuesday at the National Space Centre in Astana by Khalifa Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the Emirates Space Agency on behalf of UAE Agency, and by Moldabekov, Deputy Chairman of the Aerospace Committee of the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

It aims to strengthen cooperation in various fields of space exploration such as science of space and scientific research and technology, remote sensing and navigation, and encourage cooperation in the field of policies, laws and regulations relating to space, as well as staff training on space activities.

Al Rumaithi said the deal comes in the context of the establishment of a strong international cooperation and partnerships of mutual benefit and the exchange of knowledge with the rest of the world and the most important stakeholders to the space sector.

For his part, Moldabekov said the MoU will undoubtedly contribute to the development of cooperation in the field of space research and technology sciences and services and strengthening the relations and partnerships between the two countries.

–IANS/WAM

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