On Friday 17 September 2021 at 13:30 CEST, the International Astronautical Federation – IAF and AZERCOSMOS will officially sign the contract for hosting the 74th International Astronautical Congress to take place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 25 – 29 September 2023.


IAF President, Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund and Samaddin Asadov, Chairman of the Board of Azerbaijan Space Agency will meet in Baku at the Heydar Aliyev Center for the official signing of the contract followed by a press conference.


Holding the Congress under the theme ‘Global Challenges and Opportunities: Give a Chance to Space’ in Azerbaijan’s capital will make a significant contributions to the establishment of closer ties with foreign space agencies, companies and organizations, to the development of human capital.


The city of Baku was offered the privilege to host the IAC 2023 thanks to the special contribution made by a number of institutions, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Tourism Agency and Azerbaijan Convention Bureau, Heydar Aliyev Center and Baku Congress Center. The city stood out from the competition thanks to its successful promotional activities, a professional presentation of the country’s tourism potential and organizational capabilities.


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