Range of bilateral documents signed in space sphere between Kazakhstan and France
ASTANA. October 7. KAZINFORM /Sara Kabikyzy/ Within the framework of a visit of President of France Nicolas Sarkozy to Kazakhstan a number of bilateral agreements has been signed in the space activity sphere. Chairman of the National Space Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan Talgat Musabayev and Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Bernard Kouchner signed two intergovernmental agreements in the presence of the Presidents of Kazakhstan and France. The agreement between the Governments of Kazakhstan and France on cooperation in the sphere of research and using space for peaceful purposes is the basic one between the Kazcosmos and National Center of Space Research (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) (CNES). As the press service of the Kazakh National Space Agency notes, the cooperation issues in such spheres like scientific researches of space, using space technologies and services in different fields, specialists training in the sphere of the space activity, elaboration of legal issues connected with space using are regulated in this agreement. The second intergovernmental agreement between Kazakhstan and France touches upon conditions creation and using of the space system of the Earth remote sensing n our country and assembling and testing complex of spacecrafts. Commenting on these significant events for the Kazcosmos, Chairman of the Kazakh National Space Agency Talgat Musabayev noted that the decision of the Presidents of Kazakhstan and France on strategic partnership in the space sphere is implemented in the real cooperation.