Subscribe Free
in Space

UAE Space Agency participate in Arab League’s Economic and Social Council ministerial meeting

Posted 10 September 2019 · Add Comment

The UAE Space Agency participated in the 104th session of the Arab League’s Economic and Social Council ministerial meeting, which was held at the Arab League’s headquarters in Egypt.

  

The UAE Space Agency was represented by a delegation of senior officials, who discussed means of enhancing regional cooperation in the field of space within the framework of the Arab Space Coordination Group.

During the meeting, which was attended by ministers and senior officials from Arab states, Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, director general of the UAE Space Agency, outlined the UAE space sector’s various stages of development and its rapid transformation from ambitious vision to a regional leader.  Al Ahbabi spoke about the UAE Space Agency’s projects and its role in developing the sector, through building specialised human resources and establishing international partnerships. His Excellency also discussed the Arab Space Coordination Group and its ongoing development of the Arab satellite 813, as well as with the importance of the UAE’s space policy and law for regulating the space sector in the country.

Al Ahbabi said: "Our participation in the Arab League’s Economic and Social Council ministerial meeting underlines the importance of the space sector in the region and the Arab states' commitment to advancing their efforts in this field by enhancing collaboration within the framework of the Arab Space Coordination Group."

"We are proud to host the development and construction of the ‘Satellite 813’ project, the first of its kind in the region, given its importance in promoting Arab collaboration in space. This project will inspire Arab youth to study space sciences and technology and pursue careers in the aerospace sector. It embodies the UAE’s message of opportunity within the Arab World and strives to revive the region’s legacy in space science and exploration,” added Al Ahbabi. 

"The UAE continues to work to enhance Arab cooperation in the space industry with the aim of unifying national efforts under the umbrella of the Arab Space Coordination Group, which will support the region’s presence within the international space community," concluded H.E. Al Ahbabi.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Industry leaders to address recovery of aviation at Global Aerospace Summit

The Global Aerospace Summit 2020 commences this week in a virtual format on 28 and 29 September, where industry leaders from across the globe will convene online to address the aviation, aerospace, space and defence sectors biggest

EgyptAir resumes more flight destinations

EgyptAir will resume services from Cairo to Muscat, Amman, Kigali, Johannesburg, and Entebbe.

Qatar Airways offers 100 days of free high-speed broadband connectivity

Qatar Airways is now offering 100 days of free on-board Super Wi-Fi connectivity to all passengers, in celebration of the airline equipping more than 100 of its state-of-the-art aircraft with high-speed broadband.

Emirates continues Beirut relief efforts

More than a month after the Beirut blasts left behind devastated communities, Emirates continues offer its support recovery efforts on the ground and help those affected rebuild their lives.

Bell presents Turkish National Police with award

Bell Textron has announced the Turkish National Police were presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates 14 Bell 429s for its safety and security missions. The fleet’s operational readiness is above

IATA and UNOCT sign MoU for countering terrorist travel programme

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) have signed MoU to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CT Travel

GAS_SK2805200920
See us at
Global Aerospace Summit 2020MEBAA Show 2021 BTWorld Defence Show 2022Aviation MENA 2021Saudi International Airshow 2021Manama Air Power Symposium 2020