BAKOU, Azerbaijan, December 21
Azerbaijani space agency Azercosmos under the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport held the first business meeting of Turkish space agencies and state structures in Baku, Trend reports.
The main objective of the meeting with the participation of observer countries and members of the Organization of Turkish States was to identify areas of joint activities to support projects in the space sector and the development of interaction between them. Turkish states.
The event brought together officials from the Turkish Space Agency, the Aerospace Committee of the Ministry of Digital Development of Azerbaijan, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan, the Space Research and Technology Agency reporting to the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan, Ministry of Digital Development. of Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Industry and Communications of Turkmenistan and the Department of Space Research of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.
The participants in the meeting, organized as a follow-up to the Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkish-speaking States held on November 12 in Istanbul, noted that the document “Turkic World Vision – 2040” [adopted at the summit] is important for Turkish states. This document also contains areas of international cooperation in the space field.
The participants also highlighted the establishment of business relationships and space diplomacy with the use of space for both peaceful and commercial purposes, the improvement of knowledge and skills in space science, the education and industry.
The guests were informed about Azerbaijan’s activities in the space sector over the past 10 years, large-scale projects and new opportunities implemented in the countries of Europe, Africa and Central Asia through the Azerspace-1 and Azerspace-2 telecommunications satellites, as well as the Azersky Earth observation satellite.
Participants in the event also noted that the 74th International Astronautical Congress, to be held in Azerbaijan in 2023, will become an incentive for the development of the space industry in Azerbaijan, especially in the region, and that representatives of the Turkish states community space were invited to the Baku congress.
Then, the issues of the development of the space industry in Turkish countries in the context of the dynamic development of the world space industry, the strengthening of joint activities, the implementation of experience exchange programs with the agencies. Turkish space were discussed.
The meeting continued with active speeches and discussions by representatives of the observer countries of the Organization of Turkish States.
In conclusion, an official document was signed on the development of joint cooperation in the space field with the participation of representatives of observer countries and members of the Organization of Turkish States.