28 Feb 2024 14:32

Tajik parliament approves space cooperation agreement with Russia

DUSHANBE. Feb 28 (Interfax) - The lower chamber of the Tajik parliament on Wednesday approved an agreement with Russia on cooperation in exploring and using outer space for peaceful purposes, which was signed during Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin's visit to Russia last June.

"The signing of the agreement will facilitate the soonest possible transition toward Russian-Tajik practical cooperation in exploring outer space in all areas of mutual interest," Russia's Roscosmos state space corporation said at the time.

The agreement determines all the essential principles and norms required for developing cooperation in exploring and using outer space, it said.

Responsibility for implementing the agreement will rest with Roscosmos and the Tajik National Academy of Sciences, it said.