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Space Agency of Ukraine plans to sign a Memorandum of cooperation in space with Malaysia

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The Malaysian space program has been developing for many years. In 2002, the country's National Space Agency was founded, and in 2007, Malaysian cosmonaut Muzafar Shukor made his first and so far only flight into space.

Space Agency of Ukraine plans to sign a Memorandum of cooperation in space with Malaysia
Фото: Встреча с делегацией Малайзии / Facebook / ДКА

Head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine Vladimir Taftay on Monday, March 15, held a working meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Malaysia to Ukraine Raja Reza Raja Zaib Sha.

The parties exchanged views on the prospects for the development of bilateral cooperation in the space sector.

“We noticed the significant potential of Ukrainian-Malaysian cooperation in space and identified further steps for mutually beneficial cooperation and expressed interest in expanding Ukrainian-Malaysian relations with new projects in the space sector,” the press service of the Ukrainian Space Agency said. >

In addition, the parties discussed the possibility of signing this year between the State Space Agency of Ukraine and the Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA) a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes and noted the importance of supporting cooperation between enterprises of the space sector of Ukraine and Malaysia.

Let us remind you that on March 5 Vladimir Taftay held a working meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Australia to Ukraine, Mr. Bruce Edwards. The parties discussed possible areas of cooperation between Ukraine and Australia in the space sector, in particular in the context of the signing by both states of the Agreement within the framework of the Artemis program on the principles of cooperation in civil exploration and the use of the Moon, Mars, comets and asteroids for peaceful purposes.

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