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EU and Israel Space Agency sign accord for cooperation on navigation satellites (© Jerusalem Post) Publié le: 22/10/2013

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EU and Israel Space Agency sign accord for cooperation on navigation satellites (© Jerusalem Post)

The accord will allow Israeli academics and industries to participate in projects of satellite navigation with their counterparts in Europe.

The Israel Space Agency signed on Monday its first cooperation agreement with the European Union in the field of satellite navigation.

The GNSS accord was signed by the EU and the space agency, which is part of the Science, Technology and Space Ministry in Jerusalem.

The accord will allow Israeli academics and industries to participate in projects of satellite navigation with their counterparts in Europe.

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During the ceremony, Science, Technology and Space Minister Yaakov Peri thanked Antonio Tajani, the commissioner for industry and entrepreneurship and vice president of the European Commission, for his “leadership and personal involvement” in reaching the agreement.

“This accord is an important landmark in EU-Israeli relations and stresses the mutual respect on both sides in the field of R&D. Navigation systems such as these can be used for security purposes and for evacuating victims from places of catastrophes", Peri said. [...]