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JAXA-ESA Joint Statement concerning bilateral cooperation

03 March 2018

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On 03 March 2018, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) held the Inter-Agency Meeting to strengthen and deepen the bilaterall cooperation, on the occasion of Prof. Dr. Johann-Dietrich Woerner's first visit to Japan as the Director General of ESA. JAXA and ESA announced the joint statement concerning the result of the meeting and the establishment of the joint working groups in the mutually specified areas, at the joint press conference after the meeting.

(Continuation, expansion, and deepening of the cooperative relationship between the agencies) The Heads of the two agencies presented reports on ESA and JAXA space activities and reviewed the results of the cooperation between the two agencies that has been carried out over many years. They confirmed that significant results have been achieved through cooperation in the International Space Station program, as well as in joint missions in fields such as Earth observation, space science and space environment utilization.

Source: JAXA

Image credit: JAXA - JAXA President Naoki Okumura (right) and ESA Director General, Prof. Johann-Dietrich Woerner (left)

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