India, Oman Sign MoU on Peaceful Use of Space

India, Oman sign MoUs. Image courtesy of the Government of Oman.

During Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Oman earlier this week, a number of MoUs were signed between the two countries, one of which was in the field of peaceful use of space.

It was signed on behalf of the Government of the Sultanate by Eng. Salim bin Abdullah al-Nu’aimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications for Transport Affairs whilst it was signed from the Indian Side by Indra Mani Pandey, Indian Ambassador to the Sultanate.

Eng. Salem bin Abdullah al-Nu’aimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications for Transport Affairs, said that the MoU in the field of peaceful use of space provides for cooperation in the fields of satellites used in navigation systems, space sciences and exploration, sharing experiences between the two countries and exchanging visits of specialists in this field, in addition to exchange of scientific experiment results, joint organisation of courses, conferences, meetings and symposia and the promotion of cooperation in exploration and utilisation of outer space between the government, the private sector and the academic institutions of both countries.

Indra Mani Pandey, Indian Ambassador to the Sultanate said that signing these MoUs, which cover many different fields and sectors, comes to promote cooperation between the two friendly countries. He hoped that the bilateral cooperation between the two sides would expand through these MoUs to a wider and more advanced level.

He praised the Omani-Indian deep relations, saying: “These relations are strategic partnership relations”. He pointed out that there is a close cooperation between the Ministries of Defense and security agencies in both countries, in addition to other areas, such as health, tourism, information technology and other fields.

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