First edition of Abu Dhabi Space Debate kicks off

The event focuses on three main topics including space sustainability, space accessibility and space security…reports Asian Lite News

Under the patronage of President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the first edition of the Abu Dhabi Space Debate kicked off in Abu Dhabi today.

Organised by the UAE Space Agency, with the participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the Ministry of Defence, the two-day event is set to witness the attendance of 300 decision-makers and representatives from 47 international space institutions and agencies.

The event focuses on three main topics including space sustainability, space accessibility and space security.

The conference forms an important new global forum for the space industry, nations, business leaders and policymakers to come together and forge real consensus and address the issues facing growth and innovation in space.

The event features an unparalleled plenary agenda, bilateral priority meetings, ministerial dialogues and report breakout sessions.

Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, Chairwoman of UAE Space Agency, and Chairwoman of the Higher Committee of the Abu Dhabi Space Debate, said that the high-level international presence of leaders from the countries active in the field of space adds special value to the international event, which aims to draw new global strategies for space exploration.

She added, “The rich topics that will be handled during the event reflect the vital role played by the UAE in formulating an international consensus to accelerate cooperation among various actors in the space sector due to the unprecedented challenges facing the world, which reflect the world’s confidence in the UAE’s ability to lead a targeted dialogue that achieving sustainable development and building a better future for future generations.”

She also indicated that the event is a significant opportunity to develop partnerships in the space sector, enhance global cooperation in all areas related to space, and promote sustainable development, to come up with a unified vision that supports space programmes.

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