UAE Space Agency Receives a Delegation from the Russian State Space Corporation to Discuss Fields of Collaboration

06 February 2023

Abu Dhabi, UAE - February 6, 2023:

The UAE Space Agency welcomed the Russian State Space Corporation (ROSCOSMOS) delegation led by Director General, His Excellency Yury Borisov.

At the outset of the meeting, welcomed the Russian delegation, saying: “We look forward to strengthening the respective efforts in harnessing space knowledge to serve humanity and achieve comprehensive sustainable development.”

The parties held discussions on topics of shared interest, including the significance of preserving a worldwide conversation on the peaceful utilization of outer space. The delegation also discussed the UAE hosting the 28th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), and the space sector's responsibility in displaying various programs and initiatives to address climate change. The conference is scheduled to take place at Dubai Expo City from November 30th to December 12th, 2023.

The parties also discussed the vital role of the space sector in supporting global initiatives to address climate change studies. Satellites in space provide environmental data that support climate studies, including those of air pollution, temperature change and rising sea levels. Scientists utilize this data to better understand climate change and how to mitigate its impact on our earth.

At the end of the visit, the delegation praised the role and great efforts of the United Arab Emirates in supporting the continuous endeavors for the sustainability of outer space, and in exploring opportunities for using space technologies to achieve sustainability on Earth.