UAE-Britain space agencies sign agreement

Abu Dhabi, Feb 26 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Space Agency has signed a significant memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UK Space Agency, aiming to facilitate collaboration between the two countries in the short and long terms.

The MoU was signed in London during a visit this week by a high-level delegation, including Khalifa Al Romaithi, chairman of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Space Agency, and by Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, director general of the agency.

The MoU covers collaboration in various aspects of space exploration, including space science, technology, applications, policy, law, regulation and human capital development in the space field and related areas.

In addition to this, the MoU encourages the establishment of joint working groups to examine and define proposals for joint programs in the areas decided upon by the two agencies, which supports the space programmes in both countries.

It also covers the promotion of educational activities in space science and technology as well as the promotion of the use of products and services developed under the two agencies programmes.

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