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Saudi Arabia reviews cooperation opportunities with major US space firms

Saudi Arabia reviews cooperation opportunities with major US space firms

Minister of Communications and Information Technology of Saudi Arabia Eng. Abdullah Bin Amer Al-Swaha, held in his capacity as chairman of the Saudi Space Commission, a number of bilateral meetings with US space companies in Washington Tuesday, as part of his official visit to the United States of America.
During bilateral meetings, Eng. Al-Swaha reviewed ways to enhance relations between the two friendly countries, and opportunities for joint cooperation in light of the Kingdom Vision 2030.

He also sought ways to enhance innovation and pioneering projects as well as to transfer advanced technologies and localize them in the space sector.

Eng. Al-Swaha met with James D. Taiclet, chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation; Dylan Taylor, chairman and CEO of Voyager Space; and Leanne Caret, executive vice president of Boeing conglomerate.

The meetings were attended by a number of senior officials.

Earlier, Al-Sawaha held a meeting with Pamela Melroy, the deputy administrator of the American Space Agency (NASA) in Washington DC to enhance cooperation between the two countries in space technology.

During the meeting, the two discussed opportunities for strategic cooperation in the development of the space sector, as well as investment in future joint projects to achieve mutual economic and strategic goals.

The meeting was attended by Ambassador Princess Reema Bint Bandar, Dr. Munir Al-Desouki, president of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, and the president-designate of the Saudi Space Commission, Dr. Muhammad Bin Saud Al Tamimi.

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