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Saudi, US officials seek to expand cooperation in peaceful space exploration

November 28, 2023

Saudi Gazette report

WASHINGTON
— A joint statement was issued on Monday following the official visit of Saudi Arabia's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saudi Space Commission, to the United States, leading a delegation representing Saudi Arabia's digital economy, space, and innovation sectors.

The statement emphasized strong cooperation in outer space exploration for peaceful purposes as well as commercial opportunities in the space industry between the two nations.

Key highlights include discussions on the potential signing of a framework agreement for bilateral cooperation in peaceful space exploration, building on Saudi Arabia's commitment as a signatory to the Artemis Accords. The statement also underscored expanding collaborative activities in space, earth sciences, and exploratory missions.

Eng. Al-Swaha affirmed that the joint statement aligns with the shared aspirations of both countries to broaden their strategic partnership, empowering people, safeguarding the planet, and forging new horizons for cooperation in space, earth sciences, and exploration. This collaborative effort is expected to contribute to the sector's sustainability, boost research and development endeavors, accelerate the growth of space-related technologies, and foster the development of skilled national talents through exchange of experiences.

This joint statement builds upon the ongoing cooperation between the two friendly nations across various fields and sectors.


November 28, 2023
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