MOU signature between the Arab ICT Organization (AICTO) & China Satellite Navigation Office (CSNO)
Creation of a joint BeiDou/GNSS Center of Excellence for the Arab Region
Cairo – Egypt, 20 January 2016
Within the scope of the Arab-Chinese cooperation, and on the margin of the visit of the President of China to Egypt, the Secretary-General of the Arab ICT Organization (AICTO), HE/Eng. Mohamed Ben Amor, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Director of China Satellite Navigation Office, Mr. Chengqi Ran, on Wednesday 20 January 2016, at the League of Arab States headquarters, in Cairo.
The MOU aims to implementing cooperation in the field of satellite navigation and building capacities related to BeiDou/GNSS applications in the Arab States, and leading Joint technical research in the field of GNSS, including monitoring and assessment, Education and training.
The MOU covers a number of cooperation programs, namely the setting up of a joint Arab BeiDou/GNSS Center of Excellence based at El Gazala Technopark to serve as an open window for exchanges and a platform for cooperation, conducting demonstration and experience activities, promoting research and development, application, education and training for the Arab States.
Besides, AICTO and CSNO will Jointly carry out activities on the basis of BeiDou/GNSS Center of Excellence under the framework of China-Arab Cooperation Forum, such as seminars, technical studies, scientific research including monitoring and assessment, education and training.