The UAE Cabinet , chaired by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, adopted the National Space Strategy 2030 at the time of its meeting at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi on Monday. The Cabinet meeting was attended by Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
The National Space Strategy motives to get the UAE’s vision in the area of space exploration, technologies, and applications. It also constitutes one of the pillars of the regulatory framework for the space sector in the country which consists of four components; National Space Policy , Space Sector Law, Space Regulations, and National Space Strategy.
Shaikh Mohammad said that the UAE was at the forefront of space exploration thanks to its young Emirati talent.
“The UAE has been and will remain a destination for talents and a land to fulfil the dreams of all pioneers,” said Shaikh Mohammad in a tweet.
The National Space Strategy contains 6 objectives, 21 programmes and 79 initiatives, which represent focus areas and programmes benefiting more than eighty-five entities in the UAE. The Emirates Space Agency is in charge of following up the implementation of the strategy in cooperation with strategic partners and more than twenty agencies and space centres abroad.