ALGERIA, INDIA SIGN AGREEMENT TO CO-OPERATE IN SPACE APPLICATIONS

ALGIERS, The governments of Algeria and India have signed a co-operation agreement in the fields of science, technology and space applications, according to the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) here.

The agreement was in Bangalore, India, on Wednesday by ASAL General Manager Azzedine Oussedik and the Chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Kailasavadivoo Sivan, ASAL said in a statement.

In September 2006, the two parties had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on co-operation in training, which enabled 20 Algerian engineers to attend Master’s degree courses in space applications and advanced training in space telecommunications and geo-information.

This co-operation also assisted in the successful launch of Algerian satellites Alsat-2A on July 10, 2010, and Alsat-1B, Alsat-2B and Alsat-1N on Sept 26, 2016, and the participation of Algerian engineers in the satellite preparation and launch phases.

“This agreement was concluded after long discussions and is aimed at extending co-operation to more complex areas, in line with the experience of our engineers,” said the ASAL statement.

The Algerian delegation had paid a visit to the space technological structures in Bangalore.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK