Space agencies of the UAE and the Philippines met on Sunday to discuss possible collaborations between them, as the two countries marked 47 years of bilateral relations.
Ibrahim Al-Qasim, the space science advisor of the UAE Space Agency hosted the Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn Quintana.
The pair talked about the latest developments in space science, and how advanced technologies could create highly-skilled talent, build local industries, and promote a knowledge and innovation-based economy.
“As our two countries accelerate the growth and increase investments into this exciting yet nascent industry, there will be many opportunities to collaborate and share knowledge and ideas as we work together to create new avenues for space-based innovation,” the Emirati official said.
He said the UAE is looking forward to exploring joint space explorations with the Southeast Asian country.
The UAE’s space sector is relatively new, but has already made strides in the industry in recent years. Today, it has 12 satellites in orbit, while a further six are under development.
Source: Arab News