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United Arab Emirates and France Sign Space Science Cooperation Agreement

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the space cooperation signing ceremony in Dubai on 11 February, 2018. Photograph courtesy of WAM.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, and Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France, attended on 11 February, 2018, the signing of a joint declaration between the UAE Space Agency and France’s Centre national d’etudes spatiales – the National Centre for Space Studies – CNES.

The signing ceremony was also attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

The Declaration of Principles was signed by Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Cabinet Member, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, CNES President.

Sheikh Mohammed and Prime Minister Philippe lauded the signing, adding that it is a first step towards paving future cooperation in the space sciences.

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