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Azercosmos was represented at the Global Conference on Space For Emerging Countries

Azercosmos was represented at the first-ever Global Conference on Space For Emerging Countries held by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the The Royal Centre for Remote Sensing (CRTS), with the support of the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) in 24–26 April 2019 in Marrakech, Morocco.

At the mentioned Conference, the delegation of the Azercosmos informed the participants, approaching its stand, on the role of Azerbaijan in the space sector. It was also noted that the implementation of national space programs is an important part of Azerbaijan's sustainable socio-economic development strategy, which has a dynamic development pace.

The international community, including the high-level representatives of space agencies, governments and non-governmental organizations from different countries, have come together at the first-ever Global Conference on Space For Emerging Countries organized by the IAF under the slogan "Bridge the space divide in emerging countries!”

At the first session of the Conference, mutual discussions were held on the benefits of space industry applications to the socio-economic development of emerging countries, the transfer of innovative technologies in this area, exchange of inter-country experience, and basic infrastructure requirements for the implementation of space programs.

The rest of the Conference was dedicated to space technology and the development of skills in this area.

The President of the International Space University Mr. Juan de Dalmau noted the importance of further development strategy of space programs in emerging countries, as well as of active support by industry to gain relevant knowledge in this area.

At the same time, participants mentioned that countries, where space industry has developed, should not only export satellite services but also conduct research, develop and present Value-added Services and information products with better knowledge and innovation than traditional satellite services.

The President of the French National Centre for Space Studies and Chair of the European Space Agency Council Jean-Yves Le Gall Le Gall mentioned that along with the development of human capital in emerging countries, it is important to create favorable conditions for revealing the potential of a new generation of the specialists in this area. He also appreciated the efforts of emerging countries to establish dialogue and develop international cooperation.

At the closing session of the Conference, Jean-Yves Le Gall recommended emerging countries to get adapted to the socio-economic processes and contemporary challenges in space industry to become a part of the international space arena.

Moreover, during the Conference, wide promotional campaigns were held among members of the Federation to nominate Baku to host the 74th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in 2023.

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