UAE and Turkey will strengthen bilateral economic cooperation in the areas of space cooperation and advanced technology.
Sarah Al Amiri, Chairperson of UAE Space Agency and Minister of State for Advanced Technology has met Tugay Tuncer, Turkish ambassador to the UAE to discuss the possibility of collaborating on space exploration and advanced technology.
Al Amiri tweeted: Today, I met with HE @Tuncer_Tugay Turkish Ambassador to the UAE to discuss several topics of mutual interest including enhancing bilateral collaboration in fields of space exploration and advanced technology. We look forward to exchanging experiences and transferring knowledge between the two countries across different sectors.
Tugay described the meeting as fruitful and tweeted: “Thank you Minister HE @SarahAmiri1 for the fruitful meeting today. We agreed to strengthen our bilateral economic cooperation in the areas of space cooperation and advanced technology. Huge opportunities for both countries.”
Serdar Huseyin Yildirim, President of Turkish Space Agency, will be in Dubai next month for the International Astronautical Congress. This will take place from October 25 to October 29 at the World Trade Centre.
Turkey had announced an ambitious 10-year space programme, including Moon missions and sending a Turkish astronaut into space, a day after the UAEs Hope probe entered Mars orbit in February.
In 2018, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed an executive order to establish a national space agency. In January, he spoke with SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk about collaborating in space technology.