UAE is expected to seek India’s help for its Mars mission


By NewsGram Staff-Writer

New Delhi: UAE is likely to request India’s assistance for its Mars mission when Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the foreign minister of UAE visits India this week.

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A delegation of 83 members including delegates from UAE’s space agency will accompany Al-Nahyan for a meeting scheduled on September 2-3, according to Economic Times.

The space cooperation will add yet another area for bilateral cooperation between the countries. India and UAE already have a close partnership in security and economic issues.

Further, India’s assistance in Mars mission is likely to be more cost-effective to UAE than taking assistance from European countries.

Both countries are likely to discuss and explore new areas for cooperation including defense production, infrastructure, energy, security, counter-terrorism, small and medium enterprise, health, environment etc., according to ET report.