Bahrainh’s Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication, Mohammed bin Thamer Al Ka’abi, and Chairman of the Egyptian Space Agency, Dr. Sherif Sedqi, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the space sector.
The memo was signed on the sidelines of the 8th Arab Space Cooperation Group meeting which is being held for the first time outside the state of presidency. The meeting was opened Tuesday by Bahrain’s Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication at Sakhir Air Base, with the participation of delegations from 14 Arab countries.
The memo aims to consolidate cooperation between both countries in the space field and hold joint ventures in this respect, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Meanwhile, at the opening of the Arab Space Cooperation meeting, Bahrain’s Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications underlined the trend to establish a sustainable national space sector, pointing out the importance of the meeting’s recommendations and resolutions in serving the Arab space sector and boosting its existence at the international level.
The Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications conveyed to the participants the greetings of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister. He hailed holding the 8th meeting of the Arab Space Cooperation Group in the Kingdom of Bahrain, stressing the importance of the event in promoting pan-Arab work and achieving the aspirations of the member states for integration in various sectors, including the space one.
The Minister noted that the meeting is being held on the sidelines of the fifth edition of Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) which kicked off Wednesday under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Major companies from the aviation and space sectors are taking part in the biennial event hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The Minister pointed out large participation of space agencies from brotherly and friendly countries in this year’s edition, including the Saudi Space Commission, the UAE Space Agency and the Egyptian Space Agency.