EgSA Hosts the Portuguese Ambassador and the Head of the Portuguese Space Agency

The Executive President of the Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA), Dr Mohammed Al Qousi, and the Vice President of EgSA, Dr Mohammed Iraqi, received His Excellency, the Ambassador of Portugal to Egypt, Dr Manuela Franco and the President of the Portuguese Space Agency, Ricardo Conde at the Agency’s headquarters in Cairo. The meeting was an avenue for the two countries to discuss Portugal-Egypt relations, especially science and space development.

Dr Al Qousi accompanied the delegates on a tour around EgSA’s establishment, which included a visit to the Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT) building headquarters, the agency laboratories, various satellite factories and the latest technology and human capabilities within the Agency.

In his opening remarks, Dr Al-Qousi expressed his happiness for the ongoing cooperation between the two countries in space science and technology and his optimism for shared responsibility and the upcoming space science and technology partnerships. Also, Dr Said Eman Mahmoud, the head of the Space Mobility Group, presented possible areas of cooperation in the field of space science and technology, which is expected to be achieved soon. Also, Dr Mohammed Iraqi presented on the current agency’s projects and future ones. He highlighted how the cooperation would strengthen the ties between the two countries and lead to a more fruitful collaboration in other thematic areas.

And at the end of the visit, Dr Mohamed Al-Qousi handed over the space agency’s shield to Ambassador Manuela Franco and Ricardo Conde. In addition, he expressed his gratitude to the Portuguese delegates for the visit on behalf of all the engineers and workers of the agency. Furthermore, he expressed the desire to repeat and activate the cooperation as soon as possible.