Islamic science organisation talks about improving collaboration with global space organisations

Rabat – On Wednesday, Dr. Salim Al-Malik, director general of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, met with officials from various countries and the US to examine measures to improve collaboration in the space sector.

On the fringes of the 38th World Space Forum in Colorado, he spoke with Dianne Primavera, the lieutenant governor of Colorado, David Thomas, the executive director of the US MILO Space Science Institute, Lars Hoffman, the vice president of the defence, space, and aerospace exploration company Blue Origin, Pascale Ehrenfreund, the president of the International Space University in France, and Rod Drury, the international vice president of Lockheed Martin Space.

The Saudi Press Agency claimed that the discussions mostly centred on future training and scholarship opportunities at US colleges for students and researchers from the Islamic organization’s member states.

The construction of a digital learning platform with an emphasis on space science, partnerships in the aerospace and technology industries for the benefit of young people in the Islamic world, and collaboration to found an Islamic Space Science Institute were additional topics of discussion.

A total of 14,000 people attended the four-day Space Symposium, which ended on Thursday. Among them were representatives from more than 250 foreign businesses active in the space industry.

The Islamic group participated in a variety of events, including debates on space programmes and policy as well as the most recent advances in space sciences.