January 18, 2022 - 16:02 AMT
Armenia, UAE talk cooperation in space science, technology

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian and the UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technology Sarah Al Amiri met on Tuesday, January 18 to discuss opportunities for cooperation in the fields of science, technology, as well as in space science.

Al Amiri is the chair of the UAE Space Agency and the United Arab Emirates Council of Scientists, and Deputy Project Manager of the Emirates Mars Mission.

The two agreed that ambitious programs such as the UAE's Mars mission are a source of inspiration not only for the future, but also for young people to do science.

Sargsyan invited the UAE Minister of State to participate in the 6th STARMUS International Festival, scheduled for September in Armenia, one of the goals of which is to make science, new technologies more attractive for young people.

The Armenian President also spoke about ATOM (Advanced Tomorrow) , his initiative aimed at scientific and technological development.