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Egyptian space agency signs memorandum of understanding with Ukrainian space agency

By on December 29, 2021 0

Dr Mohammed Al-Qussi and Mr Volodymyr Tavatai signing the MoU

The Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ukrainian Space Agency. The parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in Outer Space and the Peaceful Use of Outer Space for Various Purposes. The main objective is to activate mechanisms of cooperation in space activities, research and exploration for peaceful purposes. The MoU also encourages the exchange of knowledge and experience between the two countries and the exploitation of available human and technical resources.

The Egyptian Space Agency and the Ukrainian Space Agency signed the MoU through Dr Mohammed Al-Qussi, CEO of the Egyptian Space Agency and Mr. Volodymyr Tavatai, Head of the Egyptian Space Agency. Ukrainian state. In addition, the signing took place in the presence of Dr Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, and Her Excellency Yulia Sveredenko, First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Ukraine. The signing also took place during the eighth session of the Egyptian-Ukrainian Governmental Committee.

Another objective that the MoU intends to achieve is to improve and facilitate the exchange of visits and bilateral meetings and workshops in various research activities. It also aims to promote the training offer and increase the efficiency of Egyptian specialists. The MoU will also help EgSA to build its capacity in space project management, to develop advanced manufacturing techniques for space applications and other areas of priority for both parties.

The partnership between the two space agencies dates back to 2007, when the agencies collaborated to launch Egypt’s first remote sensing satellite, EgyptSat-1.

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