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In photos: Saudi Space Commission meets key players in global space sector in Paris

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The Saudi Space Commission held several meetings with key global space industry players on the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress in Paris over the past few days.

The Saudi space agency’s CEO Dr Mohammed bin Saud al-Tamimi met with Deputy Assistant to the Executive Secretary of the US National Space Council Chirag Parikh to discuss ways to enhance their cooperation and develop legislation to better regulate the sector.

Saudi Space Commission CEO al-Tamimi holds several meetings with top industry players at IAC 2022 in Paris, France. (Twitter)
Saudi Space Commission CEO al-Tamimi holds several meetings with top industry players at IAC 2022 in Paris, France. (Twitter)

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Al-Tamimi also met with President of the Italian Space Agency Giorgio Saccoccia, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization Shri S. Somanath, and the CEO of the United Kingdom’s Space Agency Dr Paul Bate (separately) to discuss bilateral cooperation and ways to boost their relations, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

SSC CEO Mohammed bin Saud al-Tamimi also held several meetings on the sidelines of the events. (Twitter)
SSC CEO Mohammed bin Saud al-Tamimi also held several meetings on the sidelines of the events. (Twitter)
Saudi Space Commission at IAC 2022 in Paris, France. (Twitter)
Saudi Space Commission at IAC 2022 in Paris, France. (Twitter)

The SSC CEO also met with the United Arab Emirates Space Agency Chairperson Sarah al-Amiri, as well as other officials from major technology, aeronautical and astronautical companies like Airbus, and Lockheed Martin, among others.

Chairperson of the UAE Space Agency Sarah al-Amiri at IAC 2022 in Paris, France. (Twitter)
Chairperson of the UAE Space Agency Sarah al-Amiri at IAC 2022 in Paris, France. (Twitter)

Hosted by the French space agency CNES in Paris, the International Astronautical Congress offers the space sector a unique opportunity to meet with key industry players.

Saudi Space Commission meets with Airbus at IAC 2022 in Paris, France. (Twitter)
Saudi Space Commission meets with Airbus at IAC 2022 in Paris, France. (Twitter)
Visitors at the Saudi Space Commission's pavilion at IAC 2022 in Paris, France. (Twitter)
Visitors at the Saudi Space Commission's pavilion at IAC 2022 in Paris, France. (Twitter)

The event, in its 73rd edition, also marks CNES’s 60th anniversary and is being held under the theme ‘Space for all,’ as it also brought together startups, entrepreneurs, laboratories, researchers, and manufacturers which were looking to get involved in space activities.

Saudi Space Commission CEO al-Tamimi attends the opening of IAC 2022 in Paris, France. (Twitter)
Saudi Space Commission CEO al-Tamimi attends the opening of IAC 2022 in Paris, France. (Twitter)

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