The UAE Space Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Algerian Space Agency on a framework for collaboration in the peaceful use of space.
The MoU is in line with the UAE Space Agency’s strategic plans to enhance collaboration with international stakeholders in the sector.
The MoU was signed at the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Dr. Mohamed Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency, and Dr. Azzedine Oussedik, Director General of the Algerian Space Agency.
The signing was attended by Abdelkader Messahel, Algerian Minister for Maghreb, African Union and Arab League Affairs; Dr. Khalifa Al Romaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency; and other senior representatives from both parties.
The MoU covers various aspects of the peaceful use of outer space, as well as collaboration in the fields of policy making, regulations, space science, technology, and human capital development in the space sector.
Dr. Khalifa Al Romaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, highlighted that the MoU is in line with the UAE Space Agency’s efforts to develop stronger ties with various international stakeholders in the sector, with the aim of supporting the national space sector and assuring its development over the coming decades.
For his part, Dr. Mohamed Al Ahbabi, Director General of the Agency, said the two parties are joined by mutual interest in space exploration, supported by various initiatives and programs.
“This collaboration is bound to support these efforts, especially within the context of pan-Arab collaboration to revive the region’s ancient position as a pioneer of space science,” Al Ahbabi added
The MoU is the second signed with an Arab space agency, after the singing of a similar document with the Bahraini National Space Science Agency last year