Kazakhstan and United Arab Emirates discussed about space exploration development, Kazakh MFA reports.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Beibit Atamkulov met with the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Kazakhstan Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber. During the meeting, two sides talked about the condition  and prospects of the bilateral politic, economic and cultural cooperation.

"Kazakhstan and United Arab Emirates are linked by traditionally friendly, cooperative relations which have received a noticeable positive impulse during last couple of years. We also plan to actively develop mutually beneficial relations in the future. Countries see great prospects in joint cooperation in the area of space exploration", - noted Atamkulov.

Besides, in this regard, parties highlighted the importance of the project for creation of rocket complex on the territory of Baikonur Cosmodrome by modernizing the Soyuz launch pad and Soyuz-2 carrier rocket, which is of high demand in the global market of launch services. Russia is a partner of the project alongside with Kazakhstan and United Arab Emirates.

In turn, the United Arab Emirates party has expressed gratitude to Kazakhstan for support and cooperation in the area of space industry development in the country. The ambassador also noted that the flight of the first Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri from Baikonur Cosmodrome is planned on September 25.

"The Qazaq Times"