Saudi Arabia, Russia Discuss Space Cooperation

Eye of Riyadh Photo: SPA22.04.2019 North America
Saudi Arabia, Russia Discuss Space Cooperation

Saudi Arabia, Russia Discuss Space Cooperation

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov received in Moscow Thursday Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Chairman of the Saudi Space Agency.

The Russian official welcomed, in the name of the Russian government, Prince Sultan bin Salman on his first visit as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Agency, praising the personality of His Highness and his achievements, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

He also valued the historical relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Russia, stressing the importance of cooperation and partnership in all fields, including the space sector, which occupies an important position in the future sectors, which can play a pivotal role in the integration between the two countries and open important economic areas and investment partnerships within the framework of the Committee Which includes a number of key axes, including telecommunications and space.

On Friday, Prince Sultan paid a visit to the headquarters of the Space Mission Control Center in Moscow (photo), and related sections for communication and management of space missions and the International Space Station.

Upon arrival to the venue, he was received by the Supervisor of the Center, who briefed him on the details of the work of the center and its programs.

During the visit, they also discussed means of establishing scientific and research cooperation between the Kingdom and Russia, in the areas of space and aeronautics, in general, and the International Space Station, in particular.

On the other hand, Prince Sultan also visited the General Corporation for Heavy Space Industries responsible for the manufacture of spacecraft and development of related technologies that produces most parts of the International Space Station.

Prince Sultan arrived in Russia on 17 April. The Saudi delegation also included representatives of the Space Agency and the King Abdulaziz Science and Technology Center (KACST). 



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