Cabinet apprised of MoU between ISRO and UAE space agency

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New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Union cabinet was on Wednesday apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA) for cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.

“The MoU would result in setting up a Joint Working Group with members from ISRO and UAESA, which will further work out the plan of action including the time frame and the means of implementing this MoU,” an official release said.

The cabinet was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Promoting space cooperation between India and UAE was highlighted during the visit of Prime Minister Modi to UAE in August 2015 and also at the 11th meeting of the India-UAE Joint Commission for Economic and Technical Cooperation held at New Delhi in September 2015.

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