Saudi to host meeting of G20 space agency leaders

Saudi to host meeting of G20 space agency leaders
Prince Sultan bin Salman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Commission, stressed the importance of the first-of-a-kind meeting of space agency leaders. (SPA)
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Updated 05 October 2020

Saudi to host meeting of G20 space agency leaders

Saudi to host meeting of G20 space agency leaders
  • The Saudi Space Commission will meet with its counterparts from the other G20 countries in a forum that will address present and future space enterprise
  • Prince Sultan bin Salman: It will also be a forum through which the Kingdom’s political, economic, and scientific commitments to peace and international development are underscored

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is organizing a first-of-a-kind meeting of space agency leaders.

The Saudi Space Commission will meet with its counterparts from the other G20 countries in a forum that will address present and future space enterprise.

The meeting, hosted by the G20 Saudi Secretariat as part of The International Conferences Program honoring the G20 Saudi presidency year 2020, is titled Space Economy Leader Meeting — 20.

Its purpose is to facilitate a stage on which influential countries (who foster the common vision of elevating the space sector) can collaborate on future and existing projects revolving around peaceful space exploration, space industry investment, and space science innovation.

Prince Sultan bin Salman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Commission, stressed the importance of this first-of-its-kind meeting, which was initiated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Not only will it serve as a platform on which cooperation takes place, but also as a forum through which the Kingdom’s political, economic, and scientific commitments to peace and international development are underscored.

The meeting will be held virtually (via video broadcast) Wednesday, October 7, 2020, and will involve space agency leaders, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and a number of other organizations, consulting firms, economic entities and experts in the fields of space.

We expect the first Space Economy Leaders Meeting — 20 to issue a final statement that will reveal recommendations to G20 Space Agency countries, all of which will be in line with the United Nations’ “Space2030” agenda.