Emirates News Agency – UAE and Finland discuss strengthening cooperation in the space sector

ABU DHABI, 7th October / WAM / The Emirates Space Agency discussed with a high-level Finnish delegation ways to enhance cooperation in the space sector between the two friendly countries.

The Finnish delegation that visited the agency’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi included HE Mariana Nesila, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the UAE, and Dr. Mina Palmroth, Director of the Finnish Center for Excellence in Sustainable Space Research.

The two sides discussed a wide range of topics of common interest in space science and technology, research and development, and others.

The meeting also dealt with ways to enhance work together to stimulate innovation in the space sector and exchange knowledge and experiences in this regard.

This meeting comes within the framework of the UAE Space Agency’s keenness to strengthen relations of cooperation and partnership with various parties interested in the space sector around the world, as part of its efforts to increase the attractiveness of the regulatory and legislative environment for the national space sector to ensure its development and sustainable growth.

The UAE and Finland enjoy a strong bilateral partnership based on decades of cooperation in multiple fields, including science, technology and space.

The Emirates Space Agency is keen to build distinguished bilateral relations with international space agencies and institutions to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, visions and experiences, which will support pioneering research, advances in the latest technologies and the growth of the space sector in the two friendly countries.

The UAE is Finland’s largest trading partner in the Middle East and this is accompanied by a growing interest from Finnish companies to enter the UAE market.

Finland also has a competitive aerospace industry with expertise in cutting-edge research in space and atmosphere, electronics, and software.

Research organizations and local companies in Finland have been involved in the design and preparation of many ESA satellites and nanosatellites including the recently launched BepiColombo – the most advanced probe designed to explore Mercury.

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