Today, the Kingdom, represented by the Saudi Space Agency, participated in the G20 Space Economy Leaders’ Meeting held in Bangalore, India, on Thursday and Friday, July 6 and 7, where His Excellency the CEO of the Saudi Space Agency, Dr. Muhammad bin Saud Al Tamimi, headed the Kingdom’s delegation.
The meeting discussed strengthening the role of the space economy globally and its tangible contributions to facing global challenges and achieving sustainable development goals, with the participation of space agencies and bodies in the G20 member states, a number of representatives of invited countries, and heads of international and regional organizations.
In his speech, His Excellency the CEO, Dr. Mohammed bin Saud Al Tamimi, emphasized that the spirit of cooperation and optimism that we see entrenched in every annual meeting of Space Economy Leaders has become the common denominator of our global space activities and endeavors, and will continue to shape our long-term future in how we use space and its applications.
His Excellency thanked the Government of the Republic of India, represented by His Excellency Dr. Samantha, and officials of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for their efforts in convening the fourth session of this vital meeting in the space economy.
He pointed out that the Kingdom participates in promoting the cooperative goals of the meeting, in line with its commitment as a signatory to the Artemis Accords and its contributions to the practical implementation of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty.
It is noteworthy that the convening of the meeting of space leaders is one of the outputs of the Kingdom’s presidency of the G20, which included it for the first time among the topics of the group’s agenda, through which it seeks to enhance space cooperation between countries to maximize the benefits of the space economy and the benefits of using space data in supporting sustainable development, food security and global health.