Egypt’s Foreign Ministry announced on Friday that the country won the bid to host the headquarters of the African Space Agency. The decision is due to be endorsed in the African Union (AU) Summit next week in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
“Egypt won the right to host the African Space Agency’s headquarters. The decision was made by the AU Executive Council, and it will be endorsed by African leaders during the 11 February summit,” the ministry said in a statement.
“We have no doubt that the new space agency will work for the benefit of the entire continent, particularly in the fields of space science, remote sensing, and others,” the ministry added.
The African Space Agency was established by an AU initiative in 2017. The agency aims to promote and coordinate the development of space science across the continent.