UAE & Philippines space agencies strike MoU to strengthen cooperation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE and Philippine Space Agencies sign MoU
Officials from UAE and Philippine Space Agencies during the ceremony.

The UAE Space Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Philippine Space Agency (PhiSA) in order to enhance cooperation in scientific research, space exploration, and knowledge exchange.

The MoU intends to serve common interests and promote international partnerships supporting science and knowledge exchange in the outer space industry.

This partnership comes as part of the UAE Space Agency’s goals to strengthen cooperation with international partners in space science and peaceful exploration of outer space.

According to the statement, “It aims at accelerating the development of space technologies and sciences in the UAE and contributing to the provision of research and explorations that serve humanity.”

The MoU also aims to strengthen and develop areas of cooperation between the two agencies, in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations and the national policies in both countries, based on the principle of mutual benefits.

Salem Butti Salem Al Qubaisi
Salem Butti Salem Al Qubaisi
UAE Space Agency

“The UAE Space Agency is committed to constructive international partnerships with various agencies to exchange experiences, which reflects positively on the development of the space sector in the country, through developing qualified talents and human resources that can consolidate the sustainability of the sector. Further, the agreement will ensure the cooperation between the two agencies to conduct space-related researches in order to provide the scientific community with important data and information that serve humanity.”

As per the agreement, the two agencies will strengthen bilateral cooperation in priority space fields, including exploration, scientific and technological research, aerospace, education, and others.

The deal also enables the exchange of space data to support various fields of common interest such as climate change, disaster management, emergency response, food security, and agriculture. This will strengthen the contribution of the two agencies to the process of environmental sustainability.

H.E. Joel Joseph S. Marciano Jr., Director General of the Philippine Space Agency, commented that, “The Philippine Space Agency is proud to partner with the UAE in creating joint opportunities for developing our domestic space ecosystem to achieve shared ambitions and goals. The UAE has successfully launched various space-related projects and initiatives, which place her among the active countries in this sector.”

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