Mexico and France sets a strategic partnership regarding satellite and space industry

Mexico and France sets a strategic partnership regarding satellite and space industry


In the context of the visit to Mexico of the President of France, François Hollande, the Mexican Space Agency (AEM) and its analogue from the French Republic, the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) signed a strategic partnership in satellite space areas, which is added to the other 41 agreements between the two nations, which inaugurated a new era of partnership and bilateral cooperation.

The document was signed by the General Director of the AEM, Javier Mendieta Jiménez and its counterpart in the Gallic country, the President of CNES, Jean-Yves Le Gall, aiming to establish the terms and conditions for a mutual cooperation in the field as well as the exploitation and usage of outer space for peaceful purposes.

This agreement ratifies the vocation and invariable desire for peace of Mexican nation expressed in most important international forums, at the same time it promotes science, technology and innovation as a motor for the development of the country through a full inclusion in the knowledge society, said Mendieta Jiménez.

The federal official added that AEM will work to contribute to solve major national problems using worldwide technologies for the benefit of Mexicans, be them French, English , Russian, Japanese or American, but always implemented in supportive and humanistic ways, exclusively by civilian experts, and promoting both prosperity and digital inclusion. “Through the promotion of national capabilities in satellite and telecommunications subjects, AEM adds itself institutionally to the commandment of Mr. President Enrique Peña Nieto during the ceremony of signing of these agreements, to consolidate more inclusive societies where nobody is excluded from prosperity or of the development opportunities”, concluded Mendieta Jiménez .

Source: AEM