Cyprus to upgrade its cooperation with the European Space Agency

Cyprus to upgrade its cooperation with the European Space Agency

The government of Cyprus aims at upgrading its cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA), Minister of Communications and Works Marios Demetriades said on Monday.

In statements on the sidelines of the International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment that takes place in the coastal town of Paphos, Demetriades said that Cyprus` cooperation with ESA would bring about many benefits to the country.

He explained that companies in the field of satellite activities could use Cyprus as their base, while space technologies could be developed in Cyprus for monitoring the island`s Exclusive Economic Zone or for other fields, such as education.

The seminar is attended by more than 150 delegates from 35 countries.

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