UAE Space Agency, Belarus discuss cooperation

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UAE Space Agency, Belarus discuss cooperation

UAE Space Agency, Belarus discuss cooperation

(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE Space Agency has discussed with the Republic of Belarus, ways to develop governmental, industrial relations and cooperation within the space sector, as well as introduce the UAE’s space programmes and initiatives.
The UAE delegation was led by Dr. Khalifa Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, Dr. Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi, the Director-General, and a number of senior officials from the Agency. They met with a delegation headed by Sergei Gerolov, Chairman for Industries Council in the Republic of Belarus, First Deputy Director-General Chief Engineer of Peleng, the industrial arm of the Government of Belarus.
Both sides discussed cooperation between their space institutions and how to make use of experience and expertise within space science and technology that will help both nations further advance their space industries. This also included discussions on education, scholarships and programmes that will enable the development of national capabilities.
During the visit, the UAE Space Agency delivered a detailed presentation on the space sector strategy in the UAE, its objectives, initiatives, programmes and priorities. The Agency also outlined its educational programmes, which were launched in cooperation with a number of universities and specialised institutions.
The Belarusian delegation praised the efforts of the UAE in establishing a Space Agency and for the launch of the Mars probe mission. The delegation expressed a desire to expand the horizons of joint cooperation and coordination in future space projects.
(Courtesy WAM)