Bahrain National Space Science Agency (NSSA) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in outer space research and its uses for development purposes, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
“The purpose of this MoU is to support the efforts of NSSA in the field of space and its technical applications, through the exchange of experiences and knowledge with ISRO to contribute to building national capacities in this field, in addition to supporting scientific research efforts and the implementation of joint projects,” Bahrain’s Minister of Transportation and Communications Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, said.
He noted that the memo meets one of the most important articles and visions of the decree of the formation of the NSSA which is to encourage the accession of Bahrain to international treaties and conventions related to space science and the technical concepts relating to it, establishing regional and international cooperation and joint ventures with space agencies, technical, industrial and research institutions active in space science, where the ISRO is one of the leading space organisations.
“This MoU on Cooperation in the Exploration and Uses of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes between India and Bahrain provides scope for cooperation in various areas of space technology viz. Remote Sensing, Space Science & Planetary exploration, application of space technology etc. A Joint Working Group would be set up for implementation of MoU soon which would implement arrangement on specific areas of cooperation,” Indian Ambassador to the Kingdom Alok K Sinha said.
In another development, Bahrain’s Coast Guard Commander, Rear Admiral Alaa Siyadi has attended a maritime exercise in Jazan in Saudi Arabia. The participation was part of the security cooperation and coordination between the two brotherly countries.
The Commander congratulated the Saudi Director General of Border Guards, the organisers and the participants in the event for their hard work and dedication. He thanked the Director General for the invitation that was part of joint work between the two organisations to promote maritime safety.