Russia, Kazakhstan and UAE to increase space cooperation

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BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan – The Space agencies of Russia, Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a protocol on expanding trilateral space cooperation at a meeting in Baikonur in southern Kazakhstan, the Kazinform international news agency reported on Thursday.

The agreement was made between Kazakhstan’s Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry Beibut Atamkulov, Director-General of the Roscosmos state space corporation Igor Komarov and the UAE’s Minister of Higher Education Ahmad Abdullah Belhoul Al Falasi, who is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the UAE Space Agency.

The agreement made between the three party’s means that a working group to consider potential projects out of Baikonur spaceport will be set up this month.

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The trilateral meeting was held at the Baikonur spaceport ahead of the launch of the Soyuz MS-08 manned spacecraft with an expedition to the International Space Station on Wednesday according to TASS.


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