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Ukraine, Neighbor Nations Agree to Establish Regional Space Agency

11 Oct 2020, 10:54 UTC
Ukraine, Neighbor Nations Agree to Establish Regional Space Agency
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KIEV, Ukraine (State Space Agency of Ukraine PR) — On October 6, 2020, Volodymyr Usov, Chairman of the State Space Agency of Ukraine, took part in a meeting of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM) working group on science and innovation of the Working Group on Science and Education.

During the meeting, the Ukrainian side made proposals to establish cooperation within GUAM in the field of space activities.

Volodymyr Usov stressed the expediency of uniting efforts in the space sphere at the regional level in order to expand capacity and increase efficiency.

One of the key issues discussed during the meeting was the initiative of the head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine to establish a GUAM space agency headquartered in Kiev.

The proposal of the Ukrainian side was positively received by the delegations of the GUAM member states and a decision was made to establish a working group to prepare for the establishment of the GUAM space agency.

The main goals of the initiative of the Ukrainian side:

protection of national and economic interests of the participating countries;creating independent access to space for member countries;creation of a regional satellite group;joint participation in global space exploration projects.

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