The Egyptian Space Agency CEO, Dr Mohamed Al-Qousi, and other agency executives received a diplomatic delegation of ambassadors of Mexico, Mr Jose Octavio; Panama, Mr Alejandro Ivan; and Guatemala, Mr Luis Raul, at the Agency headquarters to discuss potential cooperation in space science and technology between the countries.
The visit included tours inside the agency’s stores and checking out the sun’s moons Recognizing the diversity and latest technological possibilities and human powers of the engineers and the staff as a whole. In addition, the delegation visited the AIT building to learn about the latest capabilities of the agency.
The ambassadors emphasised the need to strengthen valuable relationships within a defined and shared cooperation between Egypt — based on the growth and innovations of its space agency —and the states of Mexico, Panama and Guatemala through joint workshops, student/engineer exchange and other mutually beneficial strategies.
Dr Mohamed Al-Qousi expressed the desire of the agency to activate joint practical relations and conclude agreements with the space departments of Mexico, Panama and Guatemala and make the most of it through the exchange of experiences, skills and engineering, scientific and human capability development in the field of satellite development and other space-related activities.
In addition, Dr Ayman Mahmoud, Head of Space Cameras Sector, made a presentation on the history of the Egyptian Space Agency’s origin, its capabilities in terms of satellites of different sizes and various functions, and a capacity-building program including training programs with schools and workshops. Furthermore, he alluded to the CanSat mini-satellite project for schools, cooperation projects with universities, the Space Keys educational satellite project, and the African development moon project currently operated by the Egyptian Space Agency.
The ambassadors expressed their admiration for the agency’s ongoing projects and achievements, adding that satellites are one of the most important modern systems for achieving communication and many important requirements for the communities countries seek to develop a strong one right now.
Dr Mohamed Al-Qousi handed over EgSA’s shield to ambassadors expressing gratitude for their visit.
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