Last Friday (23.10) in Athens, Minister for Research and Innovation Costas Fotakis and France’s Centre National d’ Etudes Spatiales’ President Jean-Yves Le Gall signed an agreement to establish closer ties in space between France and Greece, in the presence of President François Hollande who was making a state visit to Greece. The agreement strengthens cooperative ties between France and Greece in space, especially at industry level.
Exchanges between the two nations have stepped up significantly over the last two years and to this end, a French-Greek working group was set up at the start of this year to examine opportunities for cooperation and to nurture industrial agreements, leading up to a French-Greek space industry event in Toulouse earlier this month. 41 companies and research entities from the two countries discussed cooperation capabilities and networked through 130 bilateral meetings, while representatives from European Space Agency presented new initiatives for supporting the development of SMEs in the Space sector, a policy issue of particular importance for Greece.
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