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UK signs space cooperation agreement with Algeria

Surrey, UK, 20 July 2006: The UK government signed an agreement with Algeria on co-operation in future space projects. The agreement to share expertise and experience came on day three of the biennial Farnborough International Air Show, the aerospace trade fairs, held this week on a former military airfield near London.

The UK’s Minister for Science and Innovation, Lord Sainsbury also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a member of the Algerian space sciences delegation, promising co-operation between the British National Space Centre and its Algerian counterpart. Britain and Algeria are already co-operating in a satellite-based Remote Sensing project.