Ukraine and Europe discuss cooperation in space sector

Ukraine and Europe discuss cooperation in space sector

Representatives of the European Commission headed by Augusto Gonzalez , advisor to the  European Commission Directorate-General, and Ukraine’s State Space Agency have held a meeting, during which the sides discussed Ukraine’s participation in such global EU projects as satellite navigation system EGNOS-Galileo, remote sensing Copernicus, as well as researches and innovations Horizon 2020, the State Space Agency reports.

“After the meeting, the sides confirmed their intentions to intensify cooperation in the space industry and hold regular sittings, which will enable consolidating the efforts of partners in the space industry, as well as becoming ‘an efficient tool’ for Ukraine and the EU,” the Space Agency reports.

The purpose of the meeting was hodling of another sitting of a Working Group on Ukraine-EU cooperation in the space sphere, aimed at stepping up collaboration and establishing a regular dialog on exploring space, information exchange on Earth remote sensing, navigation and joint use of advanced space technologies.

In addition, the European side confirmed its firm support for independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and noted its readiness to strengthen cooperation in the space sphere.


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