Within the framework of boosting the bilateral cooperation between the UAE and Bahrain in the space sector, H.E. Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Space Science Agency met with Sarah Bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences and Chair of the UAE Space Agency.

The virtual meeting was also attended by Dr. Mohamed Al Aseeri, Chief Executive of the NSSA, Dr. Mohamed Jasim Al-Othman, Technical advisor to NSSA Board of Directors and Engineer Ebrahim Al-Qasim, Space Science Adviser at the UAE Space Agency.

During the meeting, both parties reviewed a number of aspects of cooperation in accordance with previously concluded memorandum of understanding, praising the distinguished role of Khalifa University in providing training to the Bahrain Space Team on space technologies and their participation in the implementation of several projects, which contributed to qualifying them to be the first nucleus of experts in the space sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

On this occasion, Sarah Bint Yousif Al Amiri said: “The UAE Space Agency pays special attention to empowering and training young cadres to lead the space sector towards further development and prosperity, in addition to exchanging the experiences gained with sister countries, in implementation of the directives of the country’s wise leadership in this regard. Always cooperating with the NSSA in the Kingdom of Bahrain, with which we have close brotherly and historical relations, in order to activate the agreements that bind both agencies and aim to promote the growth of the space sector in the two brotherly countries.”

Several topics were additionally discussed, the most prominent of which was the joint satellite building project, the latest developments related to its launch date, training opportunities in a number of fields related to space science and technology, and an exchange of views on a range of future projects.

For his part, Dr. Mohamed Al-Aseeri affirmed that cooperation between the two sides is developing steadily in a way that serves the two brotherly countries and contributes to achieving the vision of the leaderships of the two countries and contributes to development, and prosperity, pointing to the existence of a number of joint projects in addition to the exchange of experiences and information in relevant areas, build capacity and sharing.