Cooperation between Serbia and China in the field of space technologies

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Minister without portfolio in charge of innovation and technological development Nenad Popovic and President of the Chinese National Space Administration Kedjan Zhang signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of innovation in research and use of space for peaceful purposes today, during a video conference, according to the Government’s website.
Popovic expressed satisfaction with the signing of that document, which will have a high use value for the state, science and universities, but also for the economy and citizens in Serbia.
The memorandum stipulates that Serbia and China develop bilateral cooperation in the field of development and use of space technologies, satellite systems and Earth observation systems from space with applications in the fields of smart agriculture, telecommunications, ecosystems, remote sensing systems and geolocation positioning.
The Chinese partners sent an invitation to the delegation of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Serbian scientists to visit the Chinese Space Agency and the centers for the development of space technologies.
Popovic stated that the partners from China are ready to make all their knowledge and experience in the field of development and application of space technologies available to Serbia.
This openness and readiness for cooperation, expressed by Kedjan Zhang, shows how great our mutual trust and strong steel friendship between our two countries is, the minister said.
Kedjan Zhang pointed out that Serbia is an old friend of China, adding that the signing of the memorandum is in the common interest of both countries and that it represents a step forward in promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of space technologies.
– I hope that in the future this area will occupy an important place in the plan of economic cooperation between China and Serbia for the benefit of our citizens – said the President of the Chinese National Space Administration.
He pointed out that Serbia has excellent engineers, expressing the expectation that as many Serbian scientists as possible will be involved in joint projects between China and Serbia in this field.
– Our goal is to find the flag of Serbia on the spacecraft that we will jointly design – he said
The memorandum stipulates that Serbia and China develop bilateral cooperation in research, development and application of space technologies, including joint construction of satellite data reception stations, development of satellite systems and services with the provision of launch, exchange and application of satellite data for innovative services and development. Earth sciences, observations, climate change and the environment, and more, eKapija reports.

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