Kazakhstan-Russia Agreement on cooperation in exploration and use of outer space discussed

ASTANA. December 27. KAZINFORM /Askar Bimendin/ Bill On ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Russian Federation on cooperation in exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes has been considered today at an enlarged sitting of the Committee for International Affairs, Defense and Security of the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament.

The bill was presented by Vice Chairman of the National Space Agency Meirbek Moldabekov. According to him, Kazakhstan and Russia have entered into more than 40 agreements in this sphere to date, however, the majority of them relates to use of Baikonur launching site.

Ratification of the above-mentioned agreement will allow applying customs preferences and benefits while delivering goods from the countries which are not members of the Customs Union. Besides, enactment of the document will facilitate implementation of joint projects, conducting scientific work in this direction and, thus, establishment of space sphere in Kazakhstan.

Following the discussion, the Senate Committee recommended to submit the bill for consideration at the Chamber's plenary session.

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