Ambassador Hong Jin-Wook visited on Tuesday the Egyptian Space Agency’s headquarters upon an invitation from Mohamed El-Kosy, CEO of the Agency.
Ambassador Hong had a tour at the agency’s facilities, which included a visit to the AIT building and the agency’s laboratories, in addition to the space city and the headquarters of the African Space Agency currently under construction.
He expressed his happiness to visit the agency, praising the exerted efforts and the agency’s capabilities. He stressed the importance of the space sector and the need to push forward space cooperation between the two countries, especially as Korea designated Egypt as a priority country for Official Development Assistance ODA for the coming 5 years.
In this regard, the Ambassador proposed signing a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between the space related agencies in both countries, pointing to the possible trilateral cooperation in that field especially with Egypt’s ongoing collaboration with 5 African countries.
He suggested other cooperation projects including the development of a space application for educational purposes, serving not only Egyptian students but also those in the African countries.
For his part, El-Kosy expressed thanks to the Ambassador for his visit, which reflects the close and continuous relations between Egypt and Korea extended for more than 25 years. He gave a detailed explanation for the agencies’ activities and possible areas for collaboration in the field of space science and technology sector that he hoped to be realized in the near future.