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UAE and Kuwait discuss space cooperation

The two countries have discussed ways to strengthen bilateral collaboration in the space industry.

Dr Salah Mohammed Al Baijan, Kuwait’s Ambassador to the UAE, visited the UAE Space Agency to strengthen bilateral cooperation and collaboration in the space industry.

During the meeting, the parties discussed ways to build on their long-standing partnership to accelerate the adoption of advanced technologies, enhance scientific expertise and catalyse growth in all space-related fields.

They also spoke about Kuwait’s successful launch of its first satellite, the QMR-KWT – an abbreviation for Moon of Kuwait. 

The meeting with Dr Salah Mohammed Al Baijan represented an opportunity to exchange knowledge, ideas and innovation.

Emirati-Kuwaiti relations have continued to go from strength to strength, and the country’s respective space industries have achieved remarkable progress this year. Both nations are committed members of the Arab Space Cooperation Group and remain focused on building bilateral and multilateral partnerships to develop knowledge-driven economies that inspire future generations.

During the meeting, attended by Ibrahim Al Qasim, UAE Space Agency’s Space Science Advisor, the two sides also spoke about the progress made by the Arab Space Cooperation Group – a 14-member body established in 2019 to promote Arab space collaboration.

Kuwait was among the first countries to join the association. It also includes the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Iraq and Mauritania.