Vienna - Information Office - 11 January 2020
HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Austria and its Permanent Representative to the United Nations and international organizations in Vienna Sultan bin Salmeen Al Mansouri has met with HE Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Simonetta Di Pippo .
During the meeting, they discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the State of Qatar and the UNOOSA, in the field of the peaceful uses of space science and technology.
HE the Ambassador stressed the interest of the State of Qatar in keeping pace with technical and technological developments in the space sector, with regard to implementing the goals of the United Nations Program for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, establishing the infrastructure for its activities in the field of outer space, preparing national cadres specializing in space science and technology and integrating space science and technology into the Qatar National Vision 2030 plans.
For her part, the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) expressed the Office's readiness to continue boosting cooperation in implementing future Qatar space programs within the framework of the principle of regional and international cooperation in the use of outer space for peaceful purposes.