Subscribe Free
in Space

UAE Space Agency signs MoU with Luxembourg

Posted 11 October 2017 · Add Comment

The UAE Space Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, defining a framework for collaboration and the exchange of information and expertise in the fields of space science, research, and technology.

The MoU was signed at by H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, and H.E. Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy, Internal Security and Defence of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The MoU was part of an official visit to Abu Dhabi by a high-level delegation from Luxembourg, headed by HRH Prince Guillaume, Crown Prince of Luxembourg, and including HRH Princes Stephanie, Crown Princess of Luxembourg, H.E. Elisabeth  Cardoso, Ambassador of Luxembourg to the United Arab Emirates. The delegation met with distinguished UAE Space Agency officials including H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi and H.E. Dr. Eng. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency.

The MoU promotes cooperation in various aspects of space exploration, including space science, research, technology, remote sensing, and navigation. In addition to this, the MoU encourages collaboration on space policy, law, regulation, and personnel training for space activities.

Dr. Ahmad bin Abdulla Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the UAE Space Agency said: “Our agreement with the Government of the Grand Duchy Luxembourg falls within the strategic visions of both the Space Agency and the UAE. This includes working towards closer international cooperation, establishing mutually beneficial international partnerships and exchanging scientific knowledge with the rest of the world.” 

“The UAE Space Agency recognises the importance of international collaboration in the field of peaceful exploitation of outer space, as this field is considered part of humankind’s common heritage. It is extremely important in our view for all competent entities in this field to work together towards the common goal of enhancing the welfare of humanity," added H.E. Al Falasi.

Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider declared: “Luxembourg is promoting actively the peaceful exploration and the sustainable utilization of space resources for the benefit of humankind. In line with those goals, the Grand-Duchy encourages discussions on space resources exploration and utilization in all relevant international fora. By signing this MoU with the UAE Space Agency, we continue to endorse cooperation at bilateral and multilateral levels in order to progress together with other nations on a future governance scheme and a global regulatory framework for space resources utilization.”

Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency said: “The United Arab Emirates and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg enjoy great partnerships across many areas including the exploration of space, and we are certain that the signing of this MoU will strengthen cooperation in space sciences, research, technology and services, as well as the existing strong relations between the two countries.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

CCD to create control rooms for Abu Dhabiís new Midfield Terminal

CCD Design and Ergonomics has been appointed to design and create four new control rooms at the new Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Ras Al Khaimah wins Middle Eastís Leading Adventure Destination 2018í award

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has celebrated two major wins at The World Travel Awards 2018.

Etihad Airways to host AI Robot Sophia at ATM

Etihad Airways will introduce Humanoid Robot Sophia to the UAE as a spokesperson for the future of innovation and technology in aviation at ATM.

İstanbul New Airport will house 451-room hotel to be operated by YOTEL

İGA, the constructer and operator of İstanbul New Airport (İNA) for 25 years,and YOTEL, the London based hotel group, have signed an exclusive hotel management contract.

Emirates wins four gongs at World Travel Awards Middle East 2018

Emirates has been recognised at the World Travel Awards Middle East 2018 with four awards - Middle Eastís Leading Airline, Middle Eastís Leading Airline Brand, Middle Eastís Leading Business Class Airport Lounge and Middle Eastís

Emirates Aviation University receives official visit from Dubai Police

Emirates Aviation University has welcomed Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police at its main campus at Dubai Academic City.

SOFEX SK2018
See us at
BIAS BT271017161118ASDubai BT1004091018MEBAA BT1004121218SOFEX BT2018Istanbul Airshow BT22018ArabianTravelMkBT250418AirportShow BT1502090518Cargo BT1004091018Global Aerospace BT2018GATM BT1004061118