“New Zealand is committed to ensuring that the next phase of space exploration is conducted in a safe, sustainable and transparent manner and in full compliance with international law,” New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said in a statement. used the phrases.
NASA President Bill Nelson also stated that New Zealand is one of seven countries that helped establish the principles of the Artemis Agreements and said that they are pleased that the country signed the agreement.
Underlining that space is becoming more and more crowded, Nelson underlined that the principles of the Artemis Agreements will create an inspiring, safe and transparent environment for exploration, science and commercial activities.
With the Artemis Agreements, it was announced that the rules for the peaceful use of outer space would be determined and the behavior on the lunar surface would be governed.
With the agreement, it is aimed to pave the way for private companies to extract lunar resources, to create security zones to prevent conflict, and to enable countries to share their scientific exploration plans in space in accordance with the principle of transparency.