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  1. France-China space cooperation- France guest of honour at China Space Day- CNES at commemorations marking anniversary of the launch of China’s first satellite

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    April 24, 2019

    Wednesday 24 April, CNES Chief Operating Officer Lionel Suchet was at the opening ceremony of China Space Day in Changsha, China, alongside Zhang Kejian, Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), and Xu Dazhe, Governor of Hunan Province. For this national event, CNSA invited France as guest of honour. In his address during the opening plenary, Lionel Suchet underlined that 2019 marks a key milestone for space cooperation between France and China in the four strategic domains of exploration, oceanography, astrophysics and space medicine.

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  2. France-UAE space cooperation- CNES and UAESA at 11th session of Strategic Dialogue

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    April 16, 2019

    Tuesday 16 April, the France-United Arab Emirates Strategic Dialogue convened for its 11th session in Paris. On this occasion, CNES and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA) reviewed ongoing and future cooperation projects, noting the rapid development of bilateral space relations between the two nations and in particular their joint hyperspectral Earth-observation mission, actions to nurture space expertise in the UAE and the Space Climate Observatory (SCO).

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  3. France-United Arab Emirates space cooperation- CNES, UAESA and MBRSC meet in Dubai

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    February 12, 2019

    Monday 11 February, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall took part in the World Government Summit in Dubai, where he met Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director General of the United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA), and Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). Discussions focused on current and future collaborations, in particular the joint hyperspectral Earth-observation mission that CNES and UAESA are working on together, experiments for forthcoming Emirati spaceflights and projects in the field of space exploration and robotics.

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  4. France-India space cooperation- CNES and ISRO sign agreement to establish maritime surveillance centre in India

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    March 6, 2019

    Wednesday 6 March in Bangalore, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Sivan K, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), signed an agreement to implement the short-term plan for the French-Indian programme to develop a maritime surveillance system. This signature follows on from the broader agreement signed last March during President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to India.

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  5. France-Australia space cooperation- Climate, Innovation and Exploration: CNES signs three partnership agreements

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    February 28, 2019

    Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February in Canberra, France and Australia held ministerial-level meetings on science and innovation in the presence of France’s Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation Frédérique Vidal and the heads of the French national scientific research centre CNRS, the French national institute for health and medical research INSERM, the French national research agency ANR and CNES, paving the way for future research cooperation between the two nations. On the sidelines of these meetings and accompanied by Frédérique Vidal, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall signed three partnership agreements in the fields of climate change, innovation and human spaceflight with Australia’s top research organizations. These agreements follow on from the signature in 2018 of a strategic partnership accord between CNES and the Australian Space Agency (ASA) that made France the newly formed agency’s first international partner.

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