Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday signed an agreement on space exploration, including collaborating on the “Beresheet 2” mission to the moon set to launch in 2024.
Beresheet 2 is expected to break space history by executing a double landing on the moon in one mission.
The space deal is the latest development in the burgeoning relationship between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi since the establishment of diplomatic relations last year as part of the Abraham Accords.
The agreement was announced in Dubai by SpaceIL, a private Israeli organization behind the Beresheet missions.
“Over the past few months, we have forged a strong and strong relationship with senior UAE officials who seek to establish a deep relationship based on shared values ??of education, technology and inspiration for the younger generations of the two peoples,” SpaceIL founder Morris Kahn announced.
“We are proud to be the first project to pave the way for further historic moves.”
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