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Thirteen Int'l IAF meeting for Ministers & Parliamentarians kicks off in Baku

01 October 2023 [11:10] - TODAY.AZ

The 13th International Astronautical Federation (IAF) International Meeting for Ministers and Parliamentarians (MMOP) has kicked off in Baku.

The Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan is hosting the event themed "Space Solutions in the Political Agenda – A Must for Policy Makers", which is attended by IAF President Clay Mowry and others.

The event participants will hold discussions on three panel topics: "Space Solutions Enhancing Public Services", "Space Solutions for Disasters and Risk Management", "Space Solutions for Resources Management".

Notably, the International Astronautical Federation's MMOP has been organized since 2009.

The 13th meeting is being held on the eve of the 74th Baku International Astronautical Congress scheduled for October 2-6.

The International Astronautical Congress in Azerbaijan was held for the first time in 1973 on the initiative of National Leader Heydar Aliyev.

The 24th International Astronautical Congress was held in Azerbaijan on October 7-13, 1973 under the motto "Space Research - Penetration of Science and Technology". Baku became the first city in the South Caucasus region where this event was organized.

In 2019, Azerbaijan's capital won the right to host the most prestigious event of the space industry for the second time at the General Assembly of the International Astronautical Federation in Washington, DC.

Organized by Azercosmos, the 74th International Astronautical Congress "Global Challenges and Opportunities: Give Space a Chance" will be held in Baku on October 2-6, 2023.


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