The Kingdom of Morocco signed the basic charter of the Arab Group for Space Cooperation, during the visit of an official Moroccan delegation headed by the Director General of the Royal Center for Space Remote Sensing, Dr. Idris Al-Hadani, to the headquarters of the Emirates Space Agency in Abu Dhabi, during which they discussed prospects for cooperation in the space field between the two brotherly countries.
The “Arab Space Cooperation Group”, which was launched at the initiative of the UAE and is based in Abu Dhabi, aims to encourage Arab space cooperation in all activities with common goals, achieve harmony in organizational practices between space agencies, and coordinate the positions of the members of the group in order to adopt a unified opinion in regional and international forums. related to space, within the limits of the tasks and competencies entrusted to the group, and working on a broader and more comprehensive Arab space cooperation in the field of space.
Ibrahim Al-Qassem, the space science advisor at the Emirates Space Agency, welcomed the signing of the Basic Charter of the Arab Group for Space Cooperation by the brotherly Kingdom of Morocco and the visit of the official Moroccan delegation to the agency’s headquarters. And to identify possibilities, discuss the latest developments, consolidate relations and discuss ways to activate bilateral cooperation and joint projects with brotherly Arab countries.
He added, “The initiative of the Arab Group for Space Cooperation, adopted and sponsored by the UAE, aims to enhance Arab space cooperation in a way that leads to achieving a global position in the field of space, a unified vision and fruitful cooperation in the interest of brotherly countries by benefiting from the developments of the space sector and developing its uses for peaceful purposes.”
The depth of relations between the two countries
For his part, Dr. Idris Al-Hadani confirmed that the Kingdom of Morocco was keen to join the Arab Group for Space Cooperation, and that the Center was keen to sign the basic charter of the group in presence and during an official visit to the UAE, in a great indication of the depth of brotherly relations between the two brotherly countries in all fields, especially in the space field.
“The visit also aims to discuss ways to develop prospects for space cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and the UAE, in which the space sector has witnessed remarkable developments in recent years,” he said.
He expressed his aspiration to further activate space cooperation in the future between the two brotherly countries in all common areas that serve the goals and aspirations of the space sector in both countries.
It is worth noting that the basic charter of the Arab Group for Space Cooperation, which was approved during the sixth meeting of representatives of the member states of the group on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow in November 2019, aims to enhance the exchange of knowledge, technical expertise, experiences and information among the participating Arab countries. With regard to space, encouraging development, scientific research and innovation in the field of space in order to enhance the process of building space capabilities among members of the group, and coordination in order to achieve harmony in space policies, laws and procedures, and seek to unify them as much as possible by benefiting from best practices and standards adopted globally, and encouraging and supporting cooperation in the field of space Creation of space agencies or space programs in countries where there are no such agencies and cooperation with relevant regional and international organizations.
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