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Saudi Arabia, Ukraine to hold joint space explorations

RIA Novosti

14:06 06/11/2010

RIYADH, November 6 (RIA Novosti) - Saudi Arabia and Ukraine have signed an agreement to cooperate in peaceful space exploration, the website of the Space Agency of Ukraine said on Saturday.

The agreement was signed between President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Mohammed Al-Suwaiyel and Director General of the National Space Agency of Ukraine Yuriy Alekseyev. The agreement stipulates that Saudi Arabian and Ukrainian scientists will cooperate in fundamental space research and a range of applied sciences, particularly geophysics.

The agreement offers broad opportunities for scientists from the both countries to hold joint symposiums and conferences, share results of experiments.

Saudi Arabia "has obtained substantial success in space exploration over the last years," and Ukraine appreciates prospects of scientific cooperation with Saudi Arabian scientists, Alekseyev said.

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