Almaty, Kazakhstan – According to a statement from the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Space Industry of Kazakhstan, the head of the Turkish Space Agency, Serdar Hussein Yildirim, met with Minister Bagdat Musin as part of a two-day working visit to Kazakhstan.

During the meeting, the issues of cooperation between the two countries in the field of space were discussed.

As part of the Kazakhstan contacts, Yildirim and his accompanying delegation visited the National Space Center in the capital, Nur Sultan, and studied remote sensing satellite systems.

The Turkish delegation then went to the Baikonur space base in Kizilorda province to watch the launch of the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft.

Yildirim also met with Baubek Oralmagambetov, Chairman of the Kazakhstan space and aerospace Committee, as part of the visit. After the meeting, the parties signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of space.

“This document will enable the start of practical cooperation between the space institutions and companies of the two countries,” Yildirim said after the signing ceremony.