Morocco adhered to the Charter of the Arab Group for Space Cooperation during the recent visit by a delegation from the Royal Moroccan Center for Remote Sensing (CRTS), led by its DG Driss Al Haddani, to Abu-Dhabi.
After the signing of the charter by Al Haddani, the kingdom officially ratified the charter of the Arab Space Cooperation Group, a regional space-focused entity created in 2019 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the Emirates. United Arabs.
Chaired by the United Arab Emirates Space Agency, the group is responsible for coordinating regional space efforts among the 14 member states: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Algeria , Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Iraq and Mauritania.
The mission of the regional group is to encourage and coordinate the cooperation of member countries in the space field, in particular through the harmonization of regulations between space authorities, the adoption of a unified position during regional and international forums and guiding joint initiatives for global collaboration.
United Arab Emirates Space Agency Space Science Advisor Ibrahim Al-Qasim welcomed the visit of the CRTS delegation to Abu Dhabi and Morocco’s adherence to the Arab Cooperation Group Charter spatial.
“This fraternal visit took place under the auspices of the initiative of the Arab Space Cooperation Group, within the framework of the exchange of bilateral visits, with a view to exchanging knowledge and experiences, discussing the latest developments. , to consolidate the relations and to examine the means allowing to activate the bilateral cooperation and the joint projects with the Arab countries ”, he declared.
For his part, Driss Al-Hadani stressed that the kingdom was determined to join the Arab Space Cooperation Group, adding that the signing of the group’s basic charter, during an official visit of the CRTS delegation to the Arab Emirates United, reflects the depth of the fraternal relations binding the two countries in all fields, particularly in space.