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A strategic partnership between Egypt and China in the field of space.  Al-Ahly Egyptian newspaper

A strategic partnership between Egypt and China in the field of space. Al-Ahly Egyptian newspaper

Ambassador Chiang Tao, Chargé d’Affairs of the Chinese Embassy in Cairo, affirmed that Egypt is at the forefront of African countries in the field of space technology, pointing out that the Egyptian space sector has witnessed great progress during the era of President Sisi and President Xi Jinping, and that Egypt has succeeded in launching satellites such as the egypt sat _a.

The Chargé d’Affairs of the Chinese Embassy in Cairo indicated – in the “Space Dream” symposium hosted by the Egyptian Chinese University in cooperation between the Egyptian Space Agency and the Chinese Embassy in Cairo, in the presence of Dr. The African Union, a number of space scientists in Egypt and China, and a number of Chinese astronauts said on Monday that cooperation in the field of space is an important part of the Sino-Egyptian comprehensive strategic partnership thanks to the bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

He added that Egypt will become the first African country to possess an integrated capacity to assemble and test satellites after the completion of the AIT building, adding that there are joint efforts with Egypt to deepen space cooperation and make new contributions that enrich the comprehensive Egyptian-Chinese partnership and serve the interests of the two countries and peoples under the leadership of Presidents Xi Jinping and Sisi to realize dreams. Space is a brighter future.

Chiang said that China-Africa cooperation enjoys distinct foundations at present, and that 11 African satellites in orbit were manufactured and launched, 6 of them with the help of China as well. space field”.

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The Chinese side proposed the establishment of a Chinese-African cooperation center on remote sensing satellite applications and the training of African competencies in the field of space, praising the cooperation with the Egyptian Space Agency.

For his part, Dr. Sherif Sedky, CEO of the Egyptian Space Agency, said that he is happy to participate in this event, and that the day has come for us to get to know the Tiangong space station, which is the first long-range space station in China and the essence of the “third step” of the Chinese manned space program, and then complete the The first two steps are successful, namely the launch of the Crewed spacecraft, the return and space laboratory with extra-vehicular capabilities, activities, space rendezvous and spacecraft docking procedures, noting that the Tiangong Space Station reflects the progress and maturity of the Chinese in the field of space technology.

He continued, “As the official representative of the Egyptian Space Agency, I would like to express our pride in having a long-term fruitful cooperation with China that began in 2018, adding that we are looking forward to expanding and deepening our cooperation with China to benefit from their expertise in space and assist in the development of space technology in Egypt.”

Sedky pointed out that cooperation with China also has an academic dimension through projects that are implemented jointly between the Egyptian-Chinese and the Egyptian Space Agency. These projects aim to build student design skills for space shuttles, as we train university students on the basics of satellite technology with the aim of preparing a new generation of space shuttles. Graduates who are able to contribute effectively to the development of space technology in Egypt, and I look forward to the further expansion of our cooperation between both China and the Egyptian Chinese University.

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