A cooperation agreement between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Republic of Poland was signed today at ESA Headquarters in Paris by His Excellency J. Lukaszewski, Polish Ambassador to Paris, and Mr. J-M. Luton, ESA Director General.
This agreement, covering cooperation on the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes, is an expression of ESA's political will to cooperate with the countries of central and eastern Europe recently reaffirmed in a resolution on international cooperation adopted by the ESA Council meeting at ministerial level in Granada. It mentions a number of activities, such as regular exchanges of information, visits, the award of fellowships, joint symposia, mutual access to databases and laboratories, and studies on joint projects in fields of mutual interest.
This is the third agreement that ESA has concluded with a country in central or eastern Europe, the first having been signed with the Republic of Hungary in April 1991 and the second with the Government of Romania in December 1992.
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