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S. Korea, UAE seek to expand aerospace tie-up

All News 14:31 February 01, 2017

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) seek to expand their ties in the aerospace sector in an effort to further develop related technology and pioneer the emerging market, the science ministry said Wednesday.

The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday (local time), the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said.

The agreement was made on the sidelines of the Global Space Congress, which brought together people from around the world, representing the government, academia and the aerospace industry.

Among the attendees are South Korea's ICT Minister Choi Yang-hee and his UAE counterpart Khalifa Mohammed Thani Al Romaithi, the ministry said.

The two sides will exchange their latest technologies in the aviation and space sectors, and further consolidate partnerships in those sectors, the ministry said.

South Korea's ICT Minister Choi Yang-hee speaks during the Global Space Congress in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 31, 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning) (Yonhap)


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