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Saudi-British Cooperation in Climate Protection, Space Economy

Saudi-British Cooperation in Climate Protection, Space Economy

Saturday, 31 July, 2021 - 09:15
Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom discuss cooperation in space economy. Asharq Al-Awsat

Talks between Saudi and British officials over opportunities for international cooperation and partnership in the fields of climate protection, space economies and human cadres’ development have concluded in London.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Authority, Eng. Abdullah Amer Al-Swaha, met on Friday with Kwasi Kwarteng, the Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, as part of a visit to the United Kingdom to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the field of space economy.

During the meeting, which was attended by the President-designate of the Saudi Space Authority, Dr. Muhammad Al-Tamimi, Saudi and UK officials emphasized the importance of encouraging the participation of the private sector in the field of space economy, promoting investment and developing human capabilities.

The visit comes within the framework of the Saudi Space Authority’s endeavor to build effective international partnerships in order to promote its role and support its efforts to achieve its strategic objectives for the Saudi space sector, which represents a national priority, and to contribute to the Kingdom’s transformation towards an economy based on innovation.

The Kingdom wants the space economy to become a major contributor to the achievement of Vision 2030.

In a qualitative step, Saudi Arabia announced in July the launch of the first Saudi program for external scholarship, which provides quality educational opportunities for Saudi students to enroll in specializations related to space sciences in the most prominent 30 universities around the world, as part of the comprehensive development plans for the space sector in the Kingdom.

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