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Space agencies of Türkiye, UAE ink memorandum of cooperation

Both countries set to hold joint research and development studies on suborbital flights, launch, rocket, imaging satellite systems

Fatma Eda Topcu   | 13.07.2022
Space agencies of Türkiye, UAE ink memorandum of cooperation Source: Turkish Space Agency (TUA) official Twitter page

ISTANBUL

The Turkish Space Agency (TSA) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of cooperation on the "peaceful use of space, space science, technology and applications.”

The signing ceremony was attended by Turkish Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank and his Emirati counterpart Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, as well as several other high-level officials.


In line with the memorandum of cooperation, the two countries will train human resources, and share information and experience in the field of space exploration. Joint research and development (R&D) studies will be carried out on suborbital flights, launch, rocket, and imaging satellite systems.

"We have come to this beautiful country and Istanbul to further strengthen the strong ties between the two countries," the Emirati minister said and thanked Varank and the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology for their invitation.

Noting that the meeting also paved the way for research of possible areas of investment in a wide range of sectors, the minister further said that both Türkiye and the UAE were connected through close, social, economic, commercial and cultural ties.

"Our countries share a common vision so that the peoples and the regional countries could benefit from sustainable economic growth. The trade figures between the two countries also confirm that," he added.


* Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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