Kazakhstan, Russia and UAE consider joint space industry projects

ASTANA (TCA) — On November 12, in Dubai (the UAE), within the framework of the XV International Aerospace Exhibition Dubai Air Show–2017, an official trilateral meeting with the participation of the First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, the UAE Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Affairs of the UAE President, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Rogozin took place to discuss opportunities for the improvement of joint investment projects in the space industry with application of high-tech innovation developments, the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported.

The UAE party got acquainted with the current state of functioning of the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and the prospects for its further development.

During the meeting, Sheikh Mansour expressed interest in considering the possibility of the UAE participation in the joint Russian-Kazakhstan project Baiterek. In order to develop a further strategy and coordination of activities, an agreement was reached on the establishment of a tripartite working group for the development of joint projects in the space sector.

The international aerospace exhibition Dubai Air Show 2017 is the world’s leading event in the civil and military aircraft industry, constantly attracting the attention of government circles around the world, high-ranking military and businessmen. The exhibition provides participants with a highly effective way to meet with responsible persons and experts.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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