Putin: Russia and Kazakhstan to expand cooperation in space
Russia will go ahead with and expand long-term cooperation with Kazakhstan in various fields, including the uses of the Baikonur space site, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
"We have made a decision based on your proposal for going ahead with and expanding our cooperation in space using Baikonur," the Russian leader said at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, referring to the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Putin added that they will adjust all the cooperation plans in the near future, "including the use of the Vostochny spaceport, in order to actively work together with you under the existing projects that you have formulated".
"In doing so we will use the Baikonur space site on the long-term basis and implement the plans for joint launches and for the development of new space rocket technologies," TASS cited Putin as saying.