Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Bahrain, India sign MoU for cooperation in space

Bahrain National Space Science Agency (NSSA) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) exchanged a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in outer space research and its uses for development purposes.

” The purpose of this MoU is to support the efforts of NSSA in the field of space and its technical applications, through the exchange of experiences and knowledge with ISRO to contribute to building national capacities in this field, in addition to supporting scientific research efforts and the implementation of joint projects,” The Minister of Transportation and Communications Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, said.

He noted that the memo meets one of the most important articles and visions of the decree of the formation of the NSSA which is to encourage the accession of Bahrain to international treaties and conventions related to space science and the technical concepts relating to it, establishing regional and international cooperation and joint ventures with space agencies, technical, industrial and research institutions active in space science,  where the ISRO is one of the leading space organisations.

“This MoU on Cooperation in the Exploration and Uses of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes between India and Bahrain provides scope for cooperation in various areas of space technology viz. Remote Sensing, Space Science & Planetary exploration, application of space technology etc. A Joint Working Group would be set up for implementation of MoU soon which would implement arrangement on specific areas of cooperation,” Indian Ambassador to the Kingdom Alok K Sinha said.

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