UAE Urged to Lead Regional Space Agency

Calls renewed for a regional space body
The National

Dr Hamid al Naiymiy, president of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences, said a pan-Arab space agency was essential to combine talent, information and technology between countries in the Middle East and north Africa. Plans for an Arab Space Research Agency have been submitted to governments across the region, with more detailed proposals expected next year.

“I think the UAE is the best placed to establish the headquarters,” Dr Nayimiy said. “It is the most secure place at the moment, the Government is working hard to develop science and technology and the future is very optimistic for the country.”