CAIRO - 9 September 2019: Launching "Egypt Sat 2" marks a new step in cooperation with China in the space domain, Egyptian minister plenipotentiary Mamdouh Salman said on Sunday.
During the launch ceremony at the fourth China-Arab States Expo in Yinchuan, Salman - the head of the Egyptian commercial office in China - said the Egyptian-Chinese ties are developing in various domains, according to state news agency MENA.
Meanwhile, Shi Pingyan, the Senior Vice President of China Academy of Space Technology, said China will organize training sessions with the Egyptian side in the field of space science and technology.
He underlined the importance of exchanging expertise in the space score.
In January, Egypt Sat 2 is scheduled to send data and pictures to pinpoint agricultural landscapes and benefit from them in urban planning, relief operations and meteorology.
The 4th China-Arab States Expo, themed "New Opportunities, New Future," opened in Yinchuan, the capital city of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region on September 5. The four-day expo includes eight exhibitions, displays and trade promotions, four summits and forums, and the promotion of Jiangsu Province.