By Nigar Orujova
Azerbaijan and Argentina are planning to expand their cooperation in various fields including space industry.
It was said by Argentine Ambassador to Azerbaijan Carlos Dante Riva during a meeting with the Azerbaijani ICT Minister Ali Abbasov in Baku.
"Argentine company INVAP S.E. has proposed Azerbaijani space agency Azercosmos to cooperate in the sphere of space industry. There is a great potential for expanding cooperation between the two countries in various fields including information and communication technology and the space industry," Riva said.
Argentina's high-technology company INVAP, active in the construction and delivery of complex equipment, expressed its readiness back in 2013 to contribute to the development of the space industry in Azerbaijan.
The company supplies equipment to more than 30 countries and has offices in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Egypt and the United States.
Argentina is set to take part at the 20th Telecommunications and Information Technologies Exhibition and Conference BakuTel-2014, on December 2-5.
Moreover, Argentinean companies will be able to take advantage of the State Fund for Development of Information Communication Technologies, Hi-Tech Park and the ICT University of Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan has started its "space history" by launching the first telecommunications satellite Azerspace-1 on February 8, 2013. The satellite was designed to make a digital TV, data transmission services, setting up multi-service VSAT networks and to ensure government communications, covering Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and North Africa.
The second telecommunication satellite Azerspace-2 is planned to be launched in 2017.